The Æther was as instrument that was in production from 2015-2021. It was made using my hydroforming shell production method. Originally it was 20" in diameter, then 21" and ended at 21.5". The Æther showed that a high quality instrument could be made from a hydroformed shell and paved the way for makers around the world to adopt hydroforming as a viable shell production method. It was a great joy and a deep dedication to produce the Æther.
Production of the Æther has come to an end.
If you are interested in ordering/purchasing a handpan contact Colin directly here.
"My SaByeD has arrived!And after 5 days extended playing it´s time to give you my feedback: It´s definitely a Masterpiece, optically and acoustically. I love the earth-coloured tone and the tuning is brilliant. In the first moment I thought it´s a little bit too quiet....but now I know it´s perfect just as it is. Each time I play on the SaByeD, it shows me new spheres......and this is the biggest compliment I can pay."
- Stefan - 2018 Æther Owner
"I wanted to say that the more I play with my Æther the more I get addicted to it. Its an amazing instrument! I never had this feeling of total fulfillment when I was playing with my other handpans. Congratulations for creating one of the best (if not THE best) handpans ever created."
- Pier, 2018 Æther Lottery Winner
"My Witching Hour 8 came to its new home yesterday and boy oh boy what a beautiful thing! The colors are lovely and the design of the bottom shell is really neat!
Now onto the sound. Damn dude… The sound coming out of this instrument is unbelievable...When I play it, even if I strike it ever so lightly, it feels like raindrops falling on it but the sound coming out of it is immense."
- Rodrigo, 2018 Æther Lottery Winner
"I am happy to say I received my new beautiful SaByeD today in perfect condition. Thank you for the great packaging and expedited shipping. I have been playing it since coming home from work and it is so wonderful and sounds much better in person. I understand why your instruments are so desirable now. I never win anything and I am still in shock that I won the chance to buy this amazing creation from you! I will forever be grateful for this instrument and I hope that I can use your instrument to bring happiness to others like you have brought to me! Thank you!"
- Dan B., 2018 Æther Lottery Winner
"I’ve been having a great time with this instrument since the moment it came out of the box. It is one the most balanced pans I have played. Harmonics are clear, strong and easy to activate on every note. It has such a sweet, smooth and vibrant character it gives your hands a magical momentum. It’s tuned so beautifully and so super stable I just want to keep going, exploring and drifting off into the wide dynamic range of the pan. It’s multiple percussive spots and shoulders are all there for fun beat driven aspects of the instrument that I love to incorporate. I know I love a pan when it’s the only one I’ve been playing since getting It. This is the case with my 2018 Aether C# Celtic8."
- Adrian Ensor - 2018 Aether Owner
"Entering Colin Foulke’s lottery for one of his exquisite handspans was the smoothest, most upfront process I have experienced. The only difficulty was in choosing the right number, and then, upon winning, choosing the instrument itself! The Æther SaByeD that I received in short order is without question the most beautiful handpan I have ever had the privilege of playing.Colin is a generous, upstanding, and all around terrific guy of remarkable talent."
- Madeleine - 2017 Lottery Winner