Antique Bagpipes

February 14, 2015
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JWM BAGPIPES OF CANADA

a venture begun by Thomas Doucet, the best possible bagpipe restorer in Canada (and possibly the planet), JWM has become the premier marque for reproduction MacDougall bagpipes. Thomas ended up being trained because of the belated Jack Dunbar, president of Dunbar Bagpipes. Thomas worked at Dunbar until 2008, emphasizing on high end pipelines, restorations, and replacement components. Upon leaving Dunbar Thomas started his very own bagpipe generating and restoration business labeled as Thomas Pipe Works.

JWM Bagpipes would be the epitome of old-world artistry. Utilizing the most useful quality of hand-selected blackwood, seasoned at the least couple of years after buy, Thomas Doucet creates a pipeline using the wealthy tone of the ready from which the measurements had been taken - the ready offered through the property of this belated John Wilson of Toronto (to view this pipe, see right here). Mrs. Margaret Wilson, widow regarding the great John Wilson, has provided her written permission and provided the woman blessing for this new venture and it is recognized that John should be recognized to a unique generation of pipers. These pipelines are made in the character associated with great marques of the past - MacDougall, Center, and Glen - and will be heirlooms in years into the future. Pipes will come with an McC2 blackwood chanter as standard; appropriate, classic elephant ivory and mammoth ivory can be found; the total selection of Truehand Silver is available definitely, hallmarked 'JWM' in Edinburgh if desired.

These pipes are custom purchase, custom made; a limited amount of sets should be made every year to guarantee the highest quality materials and finishing. Listed here is an example of a complete ivory set with hallmarked Truehand vermeil slides with an extremely sophisticated 1903-vintage interlace design engraved for client by David Davidse of Truehand Engraving per unique demand. This ready marketed for 00US:

An email on ivory: because customs constraints, elephant ivory may not be delivered from Canada into United States without possible confiscation. The aforementioned set ended up being made with appropriate, 1930-era ivory, and offered to a piper in Canada. Mammoth ivory is the perfect substitute for people who want to buy - readily available, rich in color, and perfectly legal. We will be pleased to offer official certification for mammoth ivory set offered in the usa.

Other choices for bands, slides, and ferrules feature brushed stainless, hand etched aluminum, or metal, and numerous forests or imitation ivory for projecting mounts. Let me reveal a group mounted in brushed metal and replica ivory:

Note the large cable rings, fine awareness of

information in the combing and beading, while the

total immaculate finish. These pipelines tend to be

all hand-profiled to exacting requirements,

without copying lathe utilized, and wax-polished

to good sheen, maybe not varnished.

Only completed and delivered Feb 2, 2010, this half-silver ready has actually bright-cut thistle engraving and aged imitation ivory projecting mounts. I recently establish and tested this pipeline, which includes a unique McCallum McC2 chanter with silver sole, as well as the tone is seamless, perfectly mixed and balanced with Kinnaird reeds. I cannot worry enough the caliber of workmanship and finishing about this bagpipe, which can be switched entirely manually, no patterning lathe used. This can be a pipe worth its name, when you look at the tradition of the great marques of bagpipe making:

We will do have more photographs as units tend to be done. I look ahead to working for you select a musical instrument which will be a family group treasure the day you obtain it!

Check out detail pictures showing the heavy machined stainless ferrules and hats, while the projecting supports, all of which are threaded for perfect fit on lumber.

Source: www.cuillinn.com
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