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Old 04-26-2012, 10:18 AM   #1
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Default J & R Glen

A gentleman has listed a set of J & R Glen pipes on Ebay. They have not formally been authenticated and I am not al all sure they are Glens. They also have a lot of cracking/splitting problems. Any one think they know the maker?

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Old 04-26-2012, 10:39 AM   #2
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Default Re: J & R Glen

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A gentleman has listed a set of J & R Glen pipes on Ebay. They have not formally been authenticated and I am not al all sure they are Glens. They also have a lot of cracking/splitting problems. Any one think they know the maker?

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Bill
If you're talking about the set listed for $1400.00 it's likely worth it. The cracks are likely able to be invisibly whipped. You should bear in mind it's likey going to cost as much as the purchase price to restore them. Ivory isn't cheap and there's one mount that's missing. The set looks like a J&R Glen at first glance. They put a bead far more often than David Glen at the turn of last century. In the end it's eBay. So there's no guarantee they are what the seller says they are or they produce the sort of sound a reputable seller of vintage bagpipes can guarantee. Personally for the cost of purchase and restoration I'd rather buy something off Jim McGillivray. He's got a few very interesting sets for sale at present. Best of luck.
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