The musician must be clear, first of all the tonality. Basically this will be in line with the question “With whom or with what other instruments will I play?”. If we are going to play with another or other Galician pipers, our recommendation would be the choice of the tonality in C since it is the one used by most of them. The tonality of Do is equally suitable for an accordionist or a guitarist to adapt to us. The shades of Sib or La are sweeter and more appropriate to accompany the human voice, while Re’s, much brighter could be a good choice to play in folk formations with different instruments. With the the cheapest bagpipes for sale you can expect the best results now.

Smart Choices for You

If we put the neophyte bagpiper on his back or place a curtain between it and the bagpipe that sounds, it can hardly tell us what wood it is even if we are comparing wood bagpipes of very different density and acoustic qualities. It is because of all this that, perhaps, the questions we should ask ourselves are, in addition, “What wood fits most in my aesthetic expectations?” And “can I afford it economically?”. Despite all this, it is normal for those who are going to acquire their new bagpipe to be advised and that are why we have included a section on this website that informs about various characteristics of some woods widely used in the construction of bagpipes. With the the most a affordable Irish bagpipes for sale you can have the best deals now.

The General Terms Now

In general terms, it can be said that the denser the wood (harder and heavier), the less vulnerable to moisture changes and its timbre will be brighter and more penetrating. Wood with higher density will also be less attacked by xylophagous agents.

  • Continuing with our cast of important factors when it comes to getting a bagpipe, we should not overlook the importance of the craftsman who will transform those wood logs into our instrument. As soon as we make comparisons it is indisputable that there are differences not only in finishes but also in tuning, brightness, power, hardness of the instrument (I do not mean now the qualities of the wood but the resistance to blowing), versatility when it comes to play with a greater range of pallets (we mean the compatibility between the artisan of the punteiro and that of the pallet), formality in the delivery, warranty, etc.

The Right Choices

Fortunately, in Galica, the number of bagpipe artisans has proliferated markedly. In addition, a large part of them constantly worries about learning and improving, applying new techniques but without accelerating this craft process too much.

  • If money does not constitute an impediment when deciding on a certain craftsman, we could advise some who have a great reputation. Its quality as builders is beyond doubt in regard to tuning, finishes, materials, etc. However, as mentioned in the previous lines, they can present problems in the delivery times or, worse, they may not provide solutions in the event that a problem appears (particularly I have had experiences in this regard. many pipers who have had problems with no solution with a certain craftsman of reputation).