SLM to Distribute Sela Percussion in the U.S.

March 18th 2021

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI – St Louis Music is thrilled to announce an exclusive U.S. distribution agreement with Sela Percussion, the German-based makers of handcrafted handpans, cajons, and other great percussion products.

“I’m extremely impressed with the passion and innovation within Sela’s leadership, “ Says Jim Uding, Product Manager, Percussion at St. Louis Music. “They have an excellent understanding of craft and also the many cultures that believe that tones, melody, and rhythm are tied to our mental and physical health, so their instruments are very relevant to our times and built to enhance both player expression and well-being.”

Sela brought their first product to the market 20 years ago with the Sela Cajon and began manufacturing their highly regarded handpans in 2017.  Today Sela Cajons and Handpans represent some of the highest value products on the market, featuring German craftmanship, wonderful playing experience, and excellent customer service. 

The Sela handpans are crafted from two steel bowls in an intricate process producing a fascinating instrument that combines a basic sense of rhythm with expression, originality, and melody. Elaborate hand-hammering establishes a central note at the top of the pan surrounded by eight relative pitches for a perfectly tuned nine-note scale across the ergonomic contour of the bowl. Artistically designed for anyone to play anywhere, the soulful, soothing, and ethereal handpan experience is as simple as your curiosity or complex as your passion.  

Sela Cajons are born from German design and craftsmanship and feature robust birch construction and surfaces that respond to every touch, unique Clap Corners and comfort edges for unrestrained sound and performance.  They also feature an inventive snare system easy to adjust, expand or remove and utilize advanced finish techniques and wood treatments that enhance the look and enrich the sound.

For more information or to become a dealer call your St. Louis Music representative at 314-727-4512 or email [email protected].  

{Pictured:  Sela Handpan}

St. Louis Music/U.S. Band & Orchestra is one of the largest general distributors of musical instruments and accessories in North America. SLM is the owner of Alvarez, Austin and Sigma Guitars, Knilling String Instruments, E.K. Blessing, Zonda Brasswinds and Reeds and Hamilton stands. The company is also the exclusive USA distributor of Dixon Drums and Hardware, P. Mauriat Brass and Woodwinds, and Antigua Wind Instruments. SLM distributes over 250 brands of accessories to music stores across the USA.