James MacHattie (Principal of the College of Piping, PEI Canada)

posted Aug 23, 2016, 4:59 PM by Martin Macbeth

"Martin's chanter is resonant and full, with excellent balance between top and bottom hands. It just gets better with more playing. Martin's dedication to his products of both chanter and drones is so evident in the quality and consistency of his after-care service and attentiveness to detailed feedback."

James MacHattie, Former piper with Simon Fraser University pipe band, 78th Fraser Highlanders and Toronto Police pipe band.

Josh Crockford (2nd Battalion Pipes and Drums )

posted May 16, 2016, 11:42 PM by Martin Macbeth

I would recommend MacBeth and Co. Bagpipes to everyone! Dealing with them was an enjoyable process and they provided both personal and professional service.  The quality of craftsmanship was absolutely sensational. Not just in the tone of the Pipes, but the aesthetic value as well. I made a special request for engraving in silver, and it turned out even better than I had hoped. I refuse to go through anyone else. These pipes are an absolute delight to play.

Thank you,

Josh Crockford

2nd Battalion Pipes and Drums

Cory Dale. (Queensland Australia)

posted May 15, 2016, 11:40 PM by Martin Macbeth


I have known martin for some time now and have had the honour of watching him work- he is a true artisan in every sense.

His passion for bagpipes and expert craftsmanship is expressed in the look and sound of each of his instruments. From timber selection through to finish, every detail is as close to perfection as is humanly possible.

The instruments have a full rich sound with beautiful tenor harmonics and seamless bass-tenor blend which will complement and enhance any chanter- sure to turn every solo judges head!

These days you can buy mass produced instruments that will work fine and sound ok, but for a truly exceptional instrument which carries the craftsman’s heart, soul and passion with a sound which reflects that, look no further than Macbeth and co bagpipes.

PTE Dean Marry (former 8/9 RAR PIPE SGT

posted May 7, 2016, 12:59 AM by Martin Macbeth



I recently purchased a new blackwood chanter for myself from Macbeth and Co Bagpipes.  The craftsmanship that has been displayed in this piece is astounding. Also the sound produced by the chanter is second to none.  Service and advice was quick and great, a pleasure to deal with.  I will definitely be doing business with them again.


PTE Dean Magarry (Former 8/9 RAR Pipe SGT)

Colin Turnbull

posted Feb 14, 2016, 10:52 PM by Martin Macbeth

I've known Martin for a good few years now. As a friend, and as the maker of my pipes from the previous company he worked for. Trustworthy doesn't even describe how I feel about his craftsmanship. When he informed me of his new venture of MacBeth and Co Bagpipes I said to him I couldn't wait to place another order. After sending him a picture of the full silver practise chanter design I was after and agreeing on an amazing price, he told me he had started to work. I was in shock when Mr Postie left a nice wee package in such a prompt time scale. I love it! I will not go anywhere else. Extremely highly recommend to all who cherish quality.
 Colin Turnbull.  Scotland.

Pat Murphy

posted Feb 14, 2016, 10:41 PM by Martin Macbeth   [ updated Feb 14, 2016, 10:45 PM ]


I purchased a silver mounted set of pipes and a long wooden practice chanter for a couple of my pupils from MacBeth and Co Bagpipes . I have to say they the quality and workmanship is some of the best I have ever seen and the sound quality is first class. Keep up the good work, I will certainly be recommending MacBeth and Co Bagpipes in the future .    Pat Murphy ( ex Royal Scots Dragoon Guards ) and tutor at Brisbane Boys College 

David Leaders

posted Jan 18, 2016, 8:17 PM by Martin Macbeth

The sound and craftsmanship of these pipes are second to none. As a professional musician who regularly plays with the accompaniment of concert bands and various other ensembles, having an instrument with excellent tonal qualities and tuning is of paramount importance. The set of pipes made for me by Martin definitely doesn't disappoint in this regard. He was very helpful throughout the entire ordering process for my full silver set. I can honestly say that I now have the set of bagpipes I plan on keeping and using for life.

 

Dave Leaders – Australian Army Band Corps

Wolfram Stoll

posted Jan 15, 2016, 12:36 AM by Martin Macbeth

The look and feel of the pipes is absolutely marvellous! My piping teacher and I both think they are an absolute master piece. We like the thoroughness of the pipes and the very well done engravings.  A perfect job you did. I am still more and more falling in love with this magnificent piece of art.I wanted a set of pipes with drones of prominent presence which I miss when listening to other pipes sometimes.And here I have them to the fullest. What a wonderful sound. Great craftsmanship and perfect musical sound.Knowing this I will order my future ten pipes also from you :-)
     Wolfram Stoll   Germany.

Andrew MacCabe

posted Jan 15, 2016, 12:22 AM by Martin Macbeth

 Martin has produced an outstanding bagpipe of exceptional quality. In both looks and tone, his outstanding craftsmanship results in a bespoke instrument that is truly beautiful to play.  
             Pipe Major Andrew MacCabe ( Emmanuel College of Queensland Pipe Band)

Thomas Schalla

posted Sep 24, 2015, 2:48 PM by Martin Macbeth   [ updated Sep 27, 2015, 4:49 PM ]

I have known Martin since he has been working for Inveran Bagpipes. He made most of the sets I have ordered for my students and he made my own pipes. I always loved to deal with Martin when he worked for Inveran, he was always competent, reliable and a great Bagpipemaker. Even my "not so good" students have a good sound. 
Since Martin has immigrated to Australia things have become a bit more difficult to order Pipes from Australia to Germany. But I still continue to do business with Martin and MacBeth and Co Bagpipes and would always recommend his "handcrafted" Pipes to all my students. They are made to perfection, are easy to setup, easy to tune and stay in tune. This makes my life easier as a fulltime "Bagpipe Instructor".

Thomas Schalla,
Nuremberg, Germany

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