About Pinchbeck Pipes - Chris Pinchbeck

We strive to create musical instruments of world class calibre both visually and in quality of sound.

“Chris Pinchbeck has been playing Great Highland and Scottish Smallpipes for upwards of 25 years. He has been fine-tuning Scottish Smallpipe making for equally as long. Along with the ability to supply drones of traditional tuning style, he has developed a unique, professional quality, extended tuning range drone assembly that  expands the capability of the Scottish Smallpipe to play tunes in a wider range of keys. These distinctive drones can be conveniently tuned in performance to chanters keyed in D,C, Bflat, A or G, with a handsome look and a beautiful sound.  Teamed with artisans with an equal love of the medium, Pinchbeck crafts high quality instruments delivered with pride in workmanship and assurance of their ability to please.”  

Building a set of pipes doesn't end when the pipes are recieved by the client. Your relationship throughout the process in making your set of pipes, maintenance service upon delivery and throughout years of creating joy,  will be nothing but exacting, professional and genuine. 

Email pinchbeckpipes@gmail.com or call 207-763-2731 for a personal conversation about the exciting instrument choices we offer  - or we’re located in midcoast Hope, Maine - if you’d like to arrange an appointment to visit our renovated 1822 shop.


Chris Pinchbeck ~ pinchbeckpipes@gmail.com ~ 207-763-2731