How Much Do Bagpipes Cost?

Most of the time, bagpipes won’t be found at your local music store; instead, these musical instruments will have to be purchased either online or at a local specialty Scottish store.

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How much do bagpipes cost?

Type of BagpipesAverage Price
Cheaper Set (wood shaped like a bagpipe but will have poor tonal quality and craftsmanship)$150 to $300
Basic Set (Often made of plastic, but it may have no projecting mounts)$1,000 to $1,600
Hardwood such as African Blackwood (the highest quality and may have nickel plated tubing along its sides)$2,000 to $6,000
Imitation ivory with engraved silver set$5,000 to $6,500
BrandAverage Price Range
Atherton$3,000 to $13,000+
Boderiou$1,800 to $2,700
David Naill & Co.$1,500 to $2,100
John Walsh$2,100 to $3,300
McCallum$1,700 to $2,800
Peter Henderson$3,000 to $10,000+
R. G. Hardie & Co.$1,400 to $2,300
Shepherd$2,000 to $3,000

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