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  • R. T. Shepherd S/3 Bagpipes Tenor Top
  • R. T. Shepherd S/3 Bagpipes Chanter
  • R. T. Shepherd S/3 Bagpipes Ferrules
  • R. T. Shepherd S/3 Bagpipes

Shepherd Bagpipes (Style S/3)


Product Description

The R. T. Shepherd S/3 bagpipe is made from African blackwood and is the regulation army bagpipe pattern. It features fully combed turning, imitation ivory projection mounts, imitation ivory ferrules and synthetic chanter.  Choose to customize your pipes using our drop down menu.

These pipes are normally in stock.  We will call you if they are not.  We offer free layaway plans on our instruments and other big ticket items so please email to inquire.   Pipes can be ordered "sticks only" as well.   Your price will be changed automatically when you choose those options.

If you would like some advice from John Higgins, please email him at, or call him at (800) 426-7268 and John will guide you through the process of finding the right pipe for you.

John started piping in 1969.  He climbed the ranks to become an Open class professional piper.  He is a 4 time US Open champion and also won just about every major Open contest in America, and was P/M of a grade 1 band.  He also competed around the Scottish solo circuit picking up prizes, and played in both the Silver Medal and Gold Medal competitions in Oban and Inverness, figuring in the price list on a few occasions.

Important Product Note:  All bagpipe bags can develop mold and fungi with regular use if not cleaned and disinfected properly.  This can lead to chronic inflammatory lung disease.  Please take careful precautions to ensure your bag and blowpipe are cleaned and disinfected on a regular basis to prevent mold and fungi from developing.

Check out "The Shepherd Way" video below.


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  1. 18 years old now and they still sound Excellent

    Posted by Unknown on 30th Apr 2018

    I purchased my full mounted Shepherd bagpipes from J.Higgins 18 years ago. After all these years they still sound great. They came with synthetic drone reeds,easy chanter reed and gortex bag . Playable right out of the box. I think Shepherd sounds as good as any brand out there. Only pipes I've heard that sound better were a set rare antique pipes a friend let me hear but well those sound better than most pipes. Shepherd pipe are excellent pipes right out of the box!

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