To repair, restore and manufacture bagpipes that are of a quality equal to anything available, in a manner that honours the skill of the master pipe-makers of the past.
Modern adhesives and tools have helped increase the quality of our repairs. We often see previously repaired cracks opening up again, and repaired tuning pins resulting in uneven bore surfaces. We use musical instrument grade African Blackwood and imitation ivory plastic (with grain) for all repairs.
We remove the old coatings from old bagpipes, check drones for steadiness and tone. Buff ivory and refinish woodwork.
About Brendon Fairbairn
Past Pipe Major, A Grade Solo Piper, Bagpipe maker, Bagpipe restorer and music composer.
Bagpipes For Sale
Handmade bagpipes by Brendon Fairbairn. Made from musical instrument grade African Blackwood, suitable for pipers from learners level through to A grade.
We buy and sell second hand bagpipes. All sets have been tested and repaired as required.
Wasp Drone Reeds
A revolutionary design gives New Zealandís first plastic drone reeds good reliability, exceptional tonal qualities and stability.