MacLellan bagpipes have enjoyed a solid reputation around the world and for
that we thank our many loyal customers. In our quest to bring you the very
best we are proud to introduce The MacLellan Revelation.
New CITES laws and regulations have impacted many of the woods currently
used in the manufacture of bagpipes. We naturally turned to alternatives.
For those wishing an instrument made of "natural" materials, we offer ABW
and cocobolo with CITES papers. We also offer Mexican Royal Ebony which is
proving to be an excellent alternative and does not fall within the
restrictions imposed on CITES protected woods.
We also recognize that Delrin, (also known as Acetal or Polypenco) is widely used in the manufacture of chanters
and have proven themselves at the highest level of competition. Delrin
drones, however, can be more challenging. Many maintain that the sound is
loud and unrefined.
In order to address this, we looked for uncommon solutions. After months of
research and development, we have created a Delrin instrument with an
internal design that overcomes the short-comings of traditional bores. We
found that by changing the bore sizes and by lining the bores with a
cellulose polymer sleeve, we were able to produce an instrument with all the
structural benefits of Delrin that produced a refined "wood-like" sound.
Many hours were spent experimenting and fine-tuning the bore dimensions and
bell design. Our patience and persistence has been rewarded with a subtle
and warm drone sound, rich in harmonics and stability. An added bonus of the
polymer sleeve is that it absorbs moisture, helping to keep your reeds dry
The stocks feature a removable cartridge, lined with the same material,
adding to moisture control and resonance. The top of each stock is threaded
to allow removal and added drying if needed.
The Revelation has the strength, durability, and sustainability of Delrin
coupled with the sound, tone, projection and stability of the best wood
bagpipes, produced anywhere, anytime. We are proud to introduce The
MacLellan Revelation for those wanting the sound of wood and the durability
A Patent has been applied for and is pending for
the Revelation Bagpipe concept and design.
All MacLellan bagpipes can be customized to suit your personal preferences.
We take on a lot of custom metal work and design. If you don't see exactly what you want, call and we'll design and build the set you dream of!