Donald MacPhee Reed Maker, "Play the Reeds that Play for the Prizes"
Donald MacPhee, Reed Maker, whose reeds many consider to be the best solo reeds made in the world today. Donald's reeds are the reed of choice for many of the world's best solo pipers.
"I take great pride in the satisfaction of my customers. The personal success of my customers encourages me to work harder and to always work at producing the best possible pipe chanter reed."
Even if you are not playing at the highest competitive level, if you are looking for a pipe chanter reed that helps your pipe chanter play at its best and sound at its best, look no further than the best!
Over 20 years experience and expertise go into producing each reed using only the best of materials. Each reed is personally handcrafted using no machinery, only hand tools and expertise:
"I find that direct personal contact and working with the cane personally through every stage allows for better quality control and flexibility. That feel of personally gouging and chiseling to shape each piece of cane is best for producing the best possible product."
Donald's reeds are a profiled reed and only makes the one type of reed: "without doubt a profiled reed offers more flexibility and much more workability in comparison to the "french-cut" or ridge cut reed."
*We test EVERY reed, before we send it! Tell us the make/model of the chanter you will be playing your new reed in (type in the box, above), and we will test your reed in the same make/model of chanter to ensure the best-possible match.