vintage David Glen Great Highland Bagpipes Cocus Scotland Edinburghvintage David Glen Great Highland Bagpipes Cocus Scotland Edinburgh

Re-listed due to unpaid item. This is a lovely set of Cocus wood bagpipes made by David Glen in Edinburgh, Scotland. I am not sure of the date they were made. The mounts are natural, with the exception of the drone tops which, I believe, are catalin. The David Glen stamp is very faint and was difficult to photograph. I have included a photo that is a mixture of several shots that I enhanced to improve the visibility. The pipes are airtight and free from splits or cracks. There are some minor scratches and hairline cracks in some of the ferrules, etc, which I have tried to show in the photos. A chunk of wood is missing from the bottom of the chanter stock, but it does not extend into the airway. One peculiarity is that the ferrules on the bass drone stock and a tenor stock are switched. I imagine the ferrules were loose at some point and whomever repaired them swapped them around, or it could have left the shop this way. There is a photo showing this. I did try giving them a good twist/tug with my hands but neither would budge, so I left them as is. These belonged to my father and I am not a piper, but I will try to answer any questions as best as I can. They were played last about 10 years ago, and have always been stored indoors. I have placed a reserve price and if the reserve is not met, I will keep re-listing them until they sell. On Feb-17-19 at 08:01:07 PST, seller added the following information: Q.I wonder if in your description you could clarify two things 1) what is the photo showing two different sizes of blowpipes? 2) what is the total length of the bass drone, with both tuning slides pushedFeb-17, 2019A.Sorry for creating confusion, the photo of the blowpipe is a combined photo of the assembled blowpipe and the separate parts plus the chanter stock. The length of the bass drone including the stock isQ.Hi, Nice looking pipes! Are you certain that they are cocuswood and not African Blackwood? Also, do you have a Buy it Now price in mind or can you share the reserve price? Thanks, OliverFeb-16, 2019A.The weight of these pipes and the grain pattern definitely point to cocus. But most importantly, they were labelled as such by my father. I am keeping the reserve price hidden.Q.hello. No offense intended w my following question…Are you 100% certain these are David Glens? I’ve been looking for Glens for 10 years so I need to be sure. What is your reserve? Feb-16, 2019A.No offence taken, yes, I am very confident these are David Glen bagpipes. Not because of the stamp or the styling, but because they were labeled by my father as such. He was very meticulous in his research and very knowledgeable about bagpipes, mandolins, and coins. I am keeping the reserve price hidden. On Feb-17-19 at 08:20:49 PST, seller added the following information: My original copy and paste didn’t work too well. Here’s another try: Q: I wonder if in your description you could clarify two things 1) what is the photo showing two different sizes of blowpipes? 2) what is the total length of the bass drone, with both tuning slides pushed home as in your photo? Please mention if the bass bottom section tenon is included in the measurement, or not. Thanks! A: On Feb-17-19 at 08:22:52 PST, seller added the following information: Sorry for creating confusion, the photo of the blowpipe is a combined photo of the assembled blowpipe and the separate parts plus the chanter stock. The length of the bass drone including the stock is right at 33 inches.