2019 Atherton - MacDougall'MD' model bagpipe. African Blackwood with artificial ivory projecting mounts, ring caps and. Blowpipe -- 6 effective length. All parts are precision threaded and fitted.LOADS of elite level prizes have been won with this instrument. There's a growing trend of escalating prices for Atherton bagpipes on the secondary market. I want to be clear that I do not support the practice of price manipulation at the expense of the piping community.
This isn't capitalism, it's just old fashioned greed. The exorbitant prices that are being asked for my instruments are putting them outside the reach of most pipers while at the same time they are giving a false impression that my current pricing, for an identical instrument, is the same.
Perhaps fifty years from now when Atherton pipes are no longer being made, the inflated prices may be justified by collectors. It is also a mystery why a piper would spend a few thousand dollars more for a few year's old set of Atherton Pipes when they can contact me for a new set at a far lower cost. The item "Atherton 2019 MD Bagpipe" is in sale since Sunday, April 28, 2019.
This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Wind & Woodwind\Folk & World\Bagpipes". The seller is "audaciterdave" and is located in Naperville, Illinois.
This item can be shipped to United States.