Price includes everything you’ll need to play the pipes - chanter, drones, reeds, bag and bellows (all sets are bellows blown only). Our wait list is now at 1 year.
- Smallpipes – A $2100
- Smallpipes – D $2000
- Smallpipes – C $2000
- 4 drone set w/ 1 chanter $2400
- A/D Combination Set $2750
- Five drone set with Contrabass w/ 1 chanter $3400 - Video
- Five Drone set with Contrabass w/2 chanters $3800
- Five Drone set with Contrabass w/2 chanters and 2 drone switches $4250
- Border Pipes – A $2700
- Four Drone Set (Alto, Tenor, Baritone, Bass) – A $3100 - Video
- MacDougall Style - $3350 - Video
- 18th Century Style with 2 tenors - $3350 - Video
Complex Border Pipes*
- Three Drone Set (Tenor, Bass, Contrabass) – $3100
- Four Drone Set (Alto or Baritone, Tenor, Bass, Contrabass) – $3700
- Five Drone set (Alto, Tenor, Baritone, Bass, and Contrabass) – $4100
- Five Drone set with double switches – $4550 - Video
- Add $200 for high B key on Chanter
- Add $200 for high C/C# key on Chanter
- Add $200 for low G# key on Chanter
- Add $200 for high G# key on Chanter
- Add $250 for low F# key on Chanter
- A, D, or C Smallpipe Chanter $500
- Border Pipe Chanter $700
- New chanter reeds $75
- Bellows $350
(Bag, Bellows, and Chanter only)^
- Smallpipes $950
- Border Pipes $1300
*All sets with a Contrabass use drones that rest on the leg like the uilleann pipes do, and come standard with shut off key, which can be activated by the piper mid-tune for added dynamics. Due to the engineering necessary for the Contrabass they are only available in Brass.
^Drones can be added at a later date to complete the set
Shipping costs not included
– Prices current for 2017. Bag covers are not included (many pipers prefer to play without a cover). If you’d like a cover, Jolene at Hastings Bag Covers can supply a high quality one at a reasonable price.
All pipes are custom, made to order, handmade sets of pipes. This takes time to do properly, but every set is unique and every set is carefully fine tuned and adjusted until it is perfect before leaving the shop. Every wood in every photo around the website is available for pipes. Please note that woods vary in color from piece to piece and your pipes may look different from those pictured. We will do our best to match color within each set, but it’s not possible to guarantee perfect color matching. There are no differences in cost for the different woods except for ABW, add $100. And there are no differences in price for mounts, except Antler, add $100. Prices subject to change.
PLEASE NOTE - Certain woods have now become difficult to export out of the US. We have decided that African Blackwood and Sonokeling can no longer be ordered by overseas customers. Our apologies with this.
There is NO problem with pipes owners crossing Borders with their pipes. The problem is ONLY with exporting pipes made from these woods.
Wait time after ordering is estimated at 1 year. Please contact us by email to discuss what you’re looking for in a set of pipes. To get on the wait list please send a paypal payment of $50 to firstname.lastname@example.org, or a check to:
76 Rackleff st Portland, ME 04103
Please include your name, physical and electronic address, and what you’re ordering.
When the pipes have gone through the beginning stages of work (7-9 months), and they are ready to start the finishing stages, we will ask for half payment. Once that first half payment is received we will try to have the pipes ready for shipping in 2-4 months. We will contact you to arrange final payment when the pipes are more or less ready to go. Payment is to be made by check or postal/bank order (or similar). Paypal is available for those who want to use credit card, but a fee for that service will be included.
– We would like to acknowledge and thank Hamish Moore for his generosity in allowing us to use certain breakthroughs in Border pipe design that he created. And we’d like to offer a general thanks to both Hamish and his son Fin for their work in Smallpipes and Border pipe making, without which the overall quality of pipe making (and playing!) wouldn’t be half where it is today.