bagpipes shown on the following pages are
different versions of the same instrument as
they keep the same general main parts and
instrument is usually in A-minor and the
pitch is A=440 Hz at 68 °F (if you need
further informations about pitch and
temperature please click here). The two
drones are tuned to the octave: the bass
drone two octaves under the chanter tonic
and the tenor drone an octave above the
volume of the instrument is quite high
and this characteristic makes bagpipes
particularly good for outdoor use. Tunes
can be played easily while exerting
relatively low pressure on the bag. The
double reed of the chanter and the
single reed of the drones are made
exclusively in the “Arundo donax” reed.
The bag is made of cows skin, hand sewn
together. The instruments are made
without using any synthetic materials.
external designs are only some of the
possible designs inspired from ancient
iconography and various traditional
instruments which are still in use today
all over Europe.
instruments are made completely by hand which
allows for any particular design requirements
and can be made either from studying ancient
iconography or from custom design.