Standard Sets

David Naill and Co. Ltd. founded in 1976 have set standards of excellence and expectation in the way bagpipes are finished — from exquisite turning and bores, precise beading and combing, to the finest hand engraved metalwork from in-house silversmiths. From early on, founder and master craftsman, Les Cowell diligently sought input from champion players on what makes for the best-sounding instrument. And throughout the years since, his bagpipes have been the result of the marriage of unsurpassed craftsmanship with the master player’s ear — bagpipes both equal in beauty and harmonics.

David Naill & Co. Bagpipes are covered by a two year warranty on all bagpipe parts (with proof of purchase)


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PN1 Model

The PN1 model is ideal for the beginner, or anyone looking for a robust entry level instrument.
All David Naill Polypenco Bagpipes are made to the same internal dimensions as our African Blackwood instruments.
These polypenco bagpipes come fully beaded and combed with imitation ivory projecting mounts, nickel ferrules and ring caps.
Model Features
Polypenco fully combed/beaded
Nickel ferrules and ringcaps
Imitation ivory projecting mounts
Accessories Include
Polypenco pipe chanter
Canmore zipper bag
Velvet or cord bag cover
Silk drone cords

DN1 Model

The DN1 set has a simple, classic styling and craftsmanship.
Another wonderful entry-level instrument, but with imitation ivory projecting mounts to provide a more traditional appearance.
The wood and nickel contrast wonderfully, while the smaller amount of metal makes polishing faster.
Model Features
African Blackwood fully combed/beaded
Beaded nickel ferrules asnd ringcaps
All our nickel is pure nickel and not plated
Imitation ivory projecting mounts
Accessories Include
Polypenco pipe chanter
Choice of Canmore zipper or hide bag
Velvet or cord bag cover
Silk drone cords.

DN2 Model

The DN2 model shines of nickel, nicely balanced with imitation ivory projecting mounts.
Nickel slides, ferrules and ring caps, along with imitation ivory projecting mounts give this instrument a high-end, finished look.
Model Features
African Blackwood fully combed/beaded
Nickel ferrules, tuning slides and ringcaps
Imitation ivory projecting mounts
Accessories Include
Polypenco pipe chanter
Choice of Canmore zipper or hide bag
Velvet or cord bag cover
Silk drone cords

DN2BM Model

The DN2BM model has recently grown in popularity. Blackwood projecting mounts have been a clear trend, and naturally, we craft them very well. The full black give a stunning appearance, only accented by the shine of nickel ferrules, ring caps, and tuning slides. This set is truly unique and impressive.
Model Features
African Blackwood fully combed/beaded
Nickel ferrules, tuning slides and ringcaps
All our nickel is pure nickel and not plated
Blackwood projecting mounts
Accessories Include
Polypenco pipe chanter
Choice of Canmore zipper or hide bag
Velvet or cord bag cover
Silk drone cords

DN2E Model

The DN2E is a beautiful model, showcasing exceptional craftsmanship and meticulous metalwork.
This model has recently become available. Previously engraving was only done on silver models, but the use of engraved nickel mounts allows for fantastic aesthetic details in a more affordable price range.
All of the engraving – ferrules, slides, ring caps, and chanter band – make for a striking instrument.
Model Features
African Blackwood fully combed/beaded
Hand engraved nickel ferrules, tuning slides and ringcaps
All our nickel is pure nickel and not plated
Available with imitation ivory or Blackwood projecting mounts
Accessories Include
Polypenco pipe chanter
Choice of Canmore zipper or hide bag
Velvet or cord bag cover
Silk drone cords

DN3 Model

The DN3 model is elegant in full imitation ivory, which requires no metal polishing.
This fully-mounted imitation ivory set has a classic, traditional look.It’s available in aged imitation ivory for that extra level of traditional elegance.
Model Features
African Blackwood fully combed/beaded
Imitation ivory ferrules,ringcaps and projecting mounts
Accessories Include
Polypenco pipe chanter
Choice of Canmore zipper or hide bag
Velvet or cord bag cover
Silk drone cords

DN3A Model

The DN3A model is elegant in full imitation ivory and nickel tuning slides. This fully-mounted imitation ivory set has a classic, traditional look.
The nickel tuning slides add for an extra level of elegance and subtly, while limiting the amount of metal polishing.
Model Features
African Blackwood fully combed/beaded
Imitation ivory ferrules and ringcaps
Nickel tuning slides
Imitation ivory projecting mounts
Accessories Include
Polypenco pipe chanter
Choice of Canmore zipper or hide bag
Velvet or cord bag cover
Silk drone cords

DN3ES Model

The DN3ES is a special edition set.
It is stunning in full imitation ivory, with premium-quality Sterling Silver hand engraved tuning slides.
This fully-mounted imitation ivory set has a classic, traditional look, and the engraved slides add for an extra level of elegance and personality.
Model Features
African Blackwood fully combed/beaded
Imitation ivory ferrules
Imitation ivory ring caps
Hand engraved Sterling Silver slides
Imitation ivory projecting mounts
Accessories Include
Polypenco pipe chanter
Choice of Canmore zipper or hide bag
Velvet or cord bag cover
Silk drone cords

DN4A Model

The DN4A model features plain, hallmarked Sterling silver and comes standard with a Blackwood pipe chanter silver band.
This model adds beaded sterling silver ring caps and silver mouthpiece tube.
We exclusively use .925 Sterling silver for this model. Even without engraving the quality shines in the silver mounts.No metal gives off or maintains a sheen like sterling silver, and these pipes are among the most attractive in the business.
A light polishing with a silver cloth once a month will keep this set shining like new in perpetuity.
Model Features
African Blackwood fully combed/beaded
Sterling silver ferrules, slides and ringcaps
Imitation ivory projecting mounts
Accessories Include
African Blackwood chanter
Choice of Canmore zipper or hide bag
Velvet or cord bag cover
Silk drone cords

DN5 Model

The DN5 model comes in African Blackwood with hand engraved Sterling silver. The styling of this “half silver” set is the epitome of the classic bagpipe look. Everything about this set is top quality, and the hand-cut silverwork is superb. All the hand engraved ferrules, slides, ring caps and mouthpiece tube, plus imitation ivory projecting mounts, make this set a bagpipe to cherish forever. We exclusively use .925 Sterling silver for this model.

Model Features
African Blackwood fully combed/beaded
Engraved sterling silver ferrules, slides and ringcaps
Imitation ivory projecting mounts
Accessories Include
African Blackwood chanter
Choice of Canmore zipper or hide bag
Velvet or cord bag cover
Silk drone cords

DN5A Model

The DN5A model comes in African Blackwood with hand engraved sterling silver ferrules,slides and ringcaps – with plain silver projecting mounts.. The styling of this “full silver” set is the epitome of the classic bagpipe look.All the hand engraved ferrules, slides, ring caps and mouthpiece tube, plus plain ivory projecting mounts, make this set a bagpipe to cherish forever.
We exclusively use .925 Sterling silver for this model.

Model Features
African Blackwood fully combed/beaded
Engraved sterling silver ferrules, slides and ringcaps
Plain silver projecting mounts
Accessories Include
African Blackwood chanter
Choice of Canmore zipper or hide bag
Velvet or cord bag cover
Silk drone cords

DN5B Model

The DN5B model comes in African Blackwood with plain hallmarked sterling silver ferrules,slides,ringcaps and projecting mounts.
The styling of this “half silver” set is the epitome of the classic bagpipe look.
Everything about this set is top quality, and the hand-cut silverwork is superb.
We exclusively use .925 Sterling silver for this model.

Model Features
African Blackwood fully combed/beaded
Plain sterling silver ferrules, slides and ringcaps
and projecting mounts
Accessories Include
African Blackwood chanter
Choice of Canmore zipper or hide bag
Velvet or cord bag cover
Silk drone cords

DN6 Model

The DN6 is our premiere set. It is both majestic and powerful, showcasing the best craftsmanship and metalwork we offer.
These are top of the line David Naill pipes, fully mounted with hand engraved Sterling silver.
We exclusively use .925 Sterling silver for this model. Included are full silver mouthpiece and chanter sole – both made from a solid piece.
Our projecting mounts are made from thick walled castings which are machined and then turned by hand to finish – they are not filled.
The weight of the Sterling silver on this set is approximately 1.35 kgs/2.98 lbs.
Model Features
African Blackwood fully combed/beaded
Engraved silver ferrules, tuning slides and ringcaps
Engraved silver mouth piece
Engraved silver projecting mounts
Accessories Include
African Blackwood chanter
Choice of Canmore zipper or hide bag
Velvet or cord bag cover
Silk drone cords

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