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).  Shipping is also available.

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 July 2017):

The Components of a Kulintang Instrument

A complete kulintang instrument is composed of

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


Kulintang gongs: a complete set of 8 graduated, well-tuned Philippine-made gongs.

Lightweight steel kulintang gongs: $500

Brass kulintang gongs: $650

Sarunay: a set of 8 graduated, well-tuned Philippine-made metal plates.  Sold without a stand or sticks.

Medium-large sarunay: $150

Large sarunay: $150

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

Gandingan sets: new arrivals (July 2017) are $650

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

Agung pair, new arrivals (July 2017) are $650

Babendil (hand-held timekeeper gong): $150



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.

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

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

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

(photo credit: Danny Kalanduyan, 2016)

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