The S/B Standard Model R. T. Shepherd Bagpipe is made from African Blackwood and simulates the original pattern and antique pattern of the 18th Century bagpipes. Each set has a simple pattern turning, fitted with nickel ferrules and wood mounts, plain turned imitation ivory ring caps, and synthetic Shepherd chanter. Choose your set up options from the drop down menus.
These are normally in stock. We will call you if they are out of stock. We offer free layaway plans on our instruments and other big ticket items so please email email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 video on "The Shepherd Way" below.