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.

If you are looking for pipe chanter reeds-
Donald MacPhee Reed Maker
"Play the Reeds that Play for the Prizes"

"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."

Donald's reeds are a profiled reed and only makes the one type of reed:

"without doubt a profiled reed offers more flexibility and much more workability in comparison to the "french-cut" or ridge cut reed."


Donald MacPhee Reed Maker

"Play the Reeds that Play for the Prizes"


As Donald is extremely busy in late March / early April 2024 all orders will be processed and sent after the 18th of April 2024 due to teaching and judging commitments globally. Apologies for the inconvenience.*****

Thank you,