The B Flat Galician Bagpipe is a wind instrument which, in its simplest form, consists of a pre-formed tube (pointer), provided with a reed and inserted into a wineskin, which is the air reserve. The air enters the wineskin (fol) through a second tube, which has a valve that prevents the exit of the air provided by the bagpiper's lungs. It compresses the wineskin with his arm to keep the air out with sound.
The choice of wood could be subject to different variables such as the timbre character or the climatic conditions that the bagpipe in question will endure, but in the end, it is the bagpiper who, with his own knowledge and taste, decides which type of wood to use. For some years now, imported woods from tropical countries have been used due to their excellent physical and acoustic properties. Some of them are bubinga, boxwood, tulip wood, rosewood, kingwood, ebony, granadillo, mopane, santos rosewood or pequia.
In the case of the Galician Bagpipe in the key of B flat, is this type of bagpipe that is most used by the majority of bagpipers when it is going to be played with more bagpipes. The C key is also suitable for an accordionist or guitarist to adapt to our sound.
BOTANICAL NAME: Buxus Sempervirens
TRADE NAMES: Boxwood
DESCRIPTION: Its density is 975 Kg/m3. The wood is of color cream to yellow, that tends to darken slightly with an exhibition prolonged to the light. The whiteness is not distinguished of the duramen. The Boxwood has a fine, uniform texture, with a natural luster. The grain tends to be straight or slightly irregular. It is an easy wood to carve and is usually used in wind musical instruments, rulers, handles, turned objects and other small specialty items.
BOTANIC NAME: Guibourtia spp.
COMMON NAMES : Bubinga
DESCRIPTION: The Bubinga wood is hard and heavy. It has a fine grain and a high gloss finished. The Bubinga lumber works well except for some points that have resin. Some Bubinga tree trunks have uneven and pronounced grains, that make it a spectacular wood for lathe and carving as well to make Bubinga guitars.
FULL SET PRICE: 64,35 EUR + TAX
BOTANIC NAME: Dalbergia retusa
COMMON NAMES: Exotic African Ebony, Exotic Black Ebony.
DESCRIPTION: Red colour with dark grain. Density 990 – 1250 K/m3
RECOMMENDATIONS: Considered as one of the substitutes to Brazilian Rosewood The oil it contains can cause problems when gluing. The sapwood is light yellow, although it may appear cream-colored and has a similar appearance to ivory. It is a wood whose colors are less intense when it is just sanded or cut and they darken with time. Its grain goes of straight to interlaced, is uniform and the texture is firm, having in addition a precious natural brightness.
BOTANIC NAME: Diospyros crassiflora hiern.
COMMON NAMES: African Ebony, Black Ebony.
ORIGIN: Central and Western Africa.
DESCRIPTION: Ebony wood is the African black gold. It is very hard and it has a great finished in the lathe. It is spectacular for turning and excellent to combine with other woods. The Ebony wood is used in certain level of carving and decorations. This wood is fragile to the weather conditions.
FULL SET PRICE: 78,55 EUR + TAX
SET TOTAL PRICE: 79,00EUR + TAX
SET TOTAL PRICE: 47.60 EUR + TAX
FULL SET PRICE: 78,55 + TAX
FULL SET PRICE: 78,55 + TAX
FULL SET PRICE: 56,85 EUR + TAX
FULL SET PRICE: 47,60 EUR + TAX