Mindanao Lilang-Lilang’s Kulintang Instrument Acquisition Project

Please contact Manny Dragon (info@kulintang.org) if you have any interest or questions about these items for sale.  Prices are for local pick-up only (San Francisco Bay Area, in California).  Additional costs of shipping will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Proceeds from kulintang instrument sales benefit the programs of Mindanao Lilang-Lilang (a California non-profit corporation), specifically those programs which directly support the efforts of the Kalanduyan family members in making these Maguindanaon-made kulintang instruments available to musicians in the United States and Canada.

Please note that the sources of these instruments and instrument accessories are in Maguindanao province, Mindanao island, southern Philippines.   All instrument names are in the Maguindanaon language.  All instruments are sold in New and Unused condition.


Price list (updated June 2017):

The Components of a Kulintang Instrument

A complete kulintang instrument is composed of

  1. a pair of betay  (wood beaters)
  2. an antangan (wood resonator/stand)
  3. a complete set of eight kulintang gongs

A complete set of 8 graduated and well-tuned lightweight steel kulintang gongs: $500.

A complete set of 8 graduated and well-tuned brass kulintang gongs. Temporarily out of stock, but many sets will arrive June 2017 (available after we return from the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in mid-July 2017).

Hand-carved and painted kulintang resonator/stand (“antangan”), size small: Temporarily out of stock.

Hand-carved and painted kulintang resonator/stand (“antangan”), size medium: Temporarily out of stock.

Kulintang beaters (“betay”) made of “tamnag” or “alm” wood.  Temporarily out of stock.


Gandingan: a set of four large, well-tuned, contemporary hanging gongs. $600 per set

Gandingan beaters (special rubber-tipped strikers called “basal”): $20.00 per beater, or $35.00 for a pair.  Temporarily out of stock.


Agung: a pair of well-tuned, contemporary large kettle gongs. $600 per pair

Agung beaters (special rubber-tipped strikers):$20.00 per beater, or $35.00 for a pair.  Temporarily out of stock.


Babendil (hand-held timekeeper gong): $120

Sarunay (graduated set of tuned metal plates) with Maguindanaon-style stand: Temporarily out of stock.

Sarunay set of eight plates only, Maguindanaon-made: $150 for each set


(photo credit: Danny Kalanduyan, 2016)

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