09/07/2013 - Always in Stock!
Testimonial: "I apologize for
not getting back to you sooner. I am just now playing on them,
and can't seem to put them down! Your packaging was the
Best!!! The pipes were snuggled safely in all the wrapping.
The quality of the pipes is outstanding!! And I can't believe how
fast I got them....usually takes a year of waiting! The chanter is
stunning with the gold and beautiful wood. Also, thank you for
the reed making info, and the leather popping strap. I think I'm
all set to play. I just love your practice set, mostly because it is so
easy to play. The reed is super easy. First time I got it to jump
up to the second octave. I continue to play a lot, in hopes that
I can get good enough to get your half set. It has been excellent
therapy for me too!
Once again, I appreciate this
opportunity to have a set of your Uilleanns, and of such high quality! "
- Terry Armstrong
Student Model Practice Sets: $1000.00 per
set. Always in stock!
By popular request, I have made up a group of D-Pitched student
model practice sets. This is to supply customers with easier access to
a set, in order to ascertain their abilities on the Uillleann Pipes
before upgrading to a 1/2, 3/4 or full set. The sets pictured above are
comprised of a bag, bellows and chanter (Each will be delivered with a
popping leather and instructions for reedmaking.) The chanter and
stocks are made from select mopane wood. The chanter is keyless,
without key mounts and the decorative mounts are integral. The metal is
brass and unadorned. The bags are airtight cowhide and riveted for
complete staunchness. The bellows are of the same cowhide and is
glued, and nailed with brass escutcheon pins, with leather hinges on
the natural finish poplar wood clappers. The bellows are equipped with
adjustable nylon web belts and quick release buckles.
These practice sets are made with the same care and attention to detail
that I apply to all my sets, and the chanter/reed combinations play as
well as any high-end chanter I make. It is the lack of adornment and
special features that keeps the price attractive for the beginning
The Special Offer
These sets are priced for immediate delivery at $1000.00 US while the
supply lasts. Delivery will be contingent on the order in which payment
is received, first-come-first-serve. Here is the Special Offer:
If you buy one of these student model practice sets, the price
can be applied to a 1/2 set, 3/4 set or full set, as described in my
price list. If that is the desire of the purchaser, the balance of the
high-end pipe's deposit will be added to the price of the student model
practice set, if appropriate. The normal lead time, terms and
conditions, and warranties apply. Here's an example: Suppose you buy
the student model practice set with the intention of applying the
purchase to a basic blackwood full set. The deposit on the basic
blackwood full set is 50% of $5300, or $2650. A $1650 deposit is added
to the purchase of the $1000 student model practice set, and that will
get the purchaser into the lead time cue for the full set. From there,
all terms and conditions outlined here
apply. The student model practice set will then be delivered to be
played until the full set is ready for delivery. Also, the
Practice set can be purchased with no immediate intention of upgrading
to a 1/2, 3/4, or full set. Immediate delivery of the student model
practice set will apply, provided there is supply. However, the owner
of a student model practice set can apply the $1000 cost of the
practice set to any future purchase of a 1/2, 3/4, or full set at
anytime in the future. The same deposit, lead times, and terms would,
at such a time, apply. Price increases, in the meantime, also apply.
Upon final balance payment on a 1/2 set, 3/4 set, or full set, the
purchaser would then send the student model practice set back to me.
Upon my inspection of the student model practice set, to ascertain
normal wear and functionality, the 1/2 set, 2/3 set or full set will be
delivered. The student model practice set is not intended to be
altered or upgraded.
Please call, write or email me using the contact information on my front web page
if you have any questions
Model Practice Set in Mopane Wood with Poplar Bellows