ax·i·om (ăk′sē-əm)

1: A truth so self evident as to be believed without controversy.
2: A maxim widely accepted on its intrinsic merit.
3: an established rule or principle or a self-evident truth.


Hello, my name is Jacob Lee. I am the founder, builder, and tuner of Axiom Handpans. I started Axiom in 2013 after a profound experience with one of these Sound Sculptures. A professional guitarist of many years, I had felt that something was missing in the music I was playing. I just couldn’t get to what I was feeling inside and found myself loosing interest in music altogether.

Then I played a Handpan. The experience was magic. All the notes supported each other and it was impossible to play something “wrong”. My mind, which so often can be busy planning and thinking about the music, let go and I felt free. I was finally able to easily express what I was feeling inside. It simply flowed. The delicacy and beauty of the sound highlighted and underlined the potency of these feelings and led me deeper still to uncharted waters. After that moment I knew I had to learn to build one and could not stop until I did.

I am tremendously grateful for this instrument, its creators, and the global community. They have transformed my life. 4 years later, here we are, loving this art form more and more with each passing day.  The mystery of the steel is an ever growing delight. We focus on instruments for both new and experienced handpan players.

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Special thanks to my wife Ali, my boys, Elydan and Emmit, and to Felix Rohner and Sabina Schärer, Alan Bauer, Logan Needham, David Beery, Kyle Cox, Colin Foulke, Manny Guerrero, Sean Beever, Tara Seren, Aleeiah Sura, Conner Ross, and Peter Levitov. Axiom would not be what it is today without all of your help. 

Photography by Maria Levitov 💛