After a bit of research I decided to purchase the Iskra Motif series (Arboreal scale) as my first ever handpan. After over a week of playing I can confidently say I have zero regret in my decision. As a beginner, this handpan fit my needs in all areas: from the reasonable price point to the incredible sound. The handpan is an absolute joy to play and I also love the look of the smooth tone field borders that a lot of handpans lack. The instrument was packaged securely and arrived in perfect shape along with printed sheets of various tips for playing and taking care of your handpan. To summarise, I can’t say enough good things about Symphonic Steel and am a big fan of Sean’s work.