R. G. Hardie GHB, 1983, Pristine condition, with ORIGINAL chanter and 2 more

R. G. Hardie GHB, 1983, Pristine condition, with ORIGINAL chanter and 2 more
R. G. Hardie GHB, 1983, Pristine condition, with ORIGINAL chanter and 2 more
R. G. Hardie GHB, 1983, Pristine condition, with ORIGINAL chanter and 2 more
R. G. Hardie GHB, 1983, Pristine condition, with ORIGINAL chanter and 2 more
R. G. Hardie GHB, 1983, Pristine condition, with ORIGINAL chanter and 2 more
R. G. Hardie GHB, 1983, Pristine condition, with ORIGINAL chanter and 2 more
R. G. Hardie GHB, 1983, Pristine condition, with ORIGINAL chanter and 2 more
R. G. Hardie GHB, 1983, Pristine condition, with ORIGINAL chanter and 2 more
R. G. Hardie GHB, 1983, Pristine condition, with ORIGINAL chanter and 2 more
R. G. Hardie GHB, 1983, Pristine condition, with ORIGINAL chanter and 2 more
R. G. Hardie GHB, 1983, Pristine condition, with ORIGINAL chanter and 2 more

R. G. Hardie GHB, 1983, Pristine condition, with ORIGINAL chanter and 2 more

Hardie GHB, 1983, Pristine condition. Hardie used sort of an acrylic varnish on their pipes at this vintage, and there isn't even a single chip out of it.

The Catalin mounts have done what Catalin does and oxidized to the aged orange look. I don't mind it, but I've gotten quotes to have it replaced with a modern synthetic for around 1000, if that's your pleasure. I cleaned them carefully, polished the bores, and set the drones up with a high resonance set of Balance Tone drone reeds. I even had a local seamstress custom make me two bag covers in heavy flannel. Black watch, and all black.

I strutted around the boards for the season here in CO, and did VERY well. Excellent blend and balance of tone... Robust in all the right harmonics, and sweet where they need to be... Ok, I made that last one up. It comes with the following.

Original Hardie Chanter with imitation Ivory sole. Completely perfect, but insanely difficult to reed. Don't even bother with ridgecut reeds. Brand new (2019) MacLellan Blackwood solo chanter.

GORGEOUS blend with these drones, LOVES Gilmour reeds. I played Gilmour reeds and cleaned up on the boards in Grade 1. 2000 Warnock band chanter - it's all carved up, but still sounds pretty good.

That'll be your gig playing chanter. 6 chanter reeds in various makes, Balance tone drone reeds. Two bag covers, one all black, one (as pictured) in Black Watch, cause it's awesome. I'm 6'6 so I had a REALLY long setup, but I also have the original on the set with a moose valve - BEST.

And the Icing on the cake??? IT COMES WITH A MADDOG PIPE CASE!!! You'd literally be able to receive your package, set them up, and jump into the circle right then and there. Virus caused havoc here, I lost my job and I have to make rent. That being said, I'm putting a reasonable reserve on them.

Hardie GHB, 1983, Pristine condition, with ORIGINAL chanter and 2 more" is in sale since Tuesday, April 28, 2020. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Wind & Woodwind\Folk & World\Bagpipes". The seller is "pipingpilot1980_6" and is located in Broomfield, Colorado.

This item can be shipped to United States. Hardie

  • Custom Bundle: Yes
  • Modified Item: No
  • Type: Great Highland Bagpipes
  • Bundle Description: COMPLETE and ready for the judges!
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
  • Skill Level: Professional

  • R. G. Hardie GHB, 1983, Pristine condition, with ORIGINAL chanter and 2 more


    Index   Archives   Contact Form   Privacy Policy Agreement   Service Agreement