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2008 Atherton bagpipe with Glen bores. This instrument is made of African blackwood. The projecting mounts and underbushes are artificial ivory. Ring caps and ferrules are solid nickel. Though it can't be seen, every bush, projecting mount, ring cap, and ferrule is precision threaded onto the wood for a secure fit. Note the exact interfacing of the wood and the bead wires. The wood must meet the bead wire in just the right place--this gives a seamless flow to the overall appearance. The combing and beading on this set was a custom request. The beads are 3/16th" wide, reminiscent of the beading style of Donald MacDonald. The smaller beads give the pipe a timeless and distinguished look. I welcome custom-turning requests as it gives me a chance to show off my skill as a maker.

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