Welcome to MacPhee Reeds
Welcome to the web site of Donald MacPhee Reed Maker, whose reeds many consider to be the best solo reeds made in the world today. Of the 2 surveys conducted by pipesdrums.com in 2009 and 2012 with the top competitive pipers - Donald's reeds were the Number 1 reed of choice among the world's best solo pipers.
"I take great pride in the satisfaction of my customers. The personal success of my customers encourages me to work harder and to always work at producing the best possible pipe chanter reed."
Even if you are not playing at the highest competitive level, if you are looking for a pipe chanter reed that helps your pipe chanter play at its best and sound at its best
- look no further than the best -
Over 20 years experience and expertise go into producing each reed using only the best of materials. Each reed is personally handcrafted using no machinery, only hand tools and expertise:
"I find that direct personal contact and working with the cane personally through every stage allows for better quality control and flexibility. That feel of personally gouging and chiseling to shape each piece of cane is best for producing the best possible product."
"without doubt a profiled reed offers more flexibility and much more workability in comparison to the "french-cut" or ridge cut reed."
"Play the Reeds that Play for the Prizes"
Donald would like to wish you all the best of health and happiness for the holidays and for 2021.