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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:58 am 
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I recently bought a Sindt C (lovely whistle by the way) and received it in about a week. I think the long wait list has considerably shrunk. If you we thinking about the Sindt, it may be a good time. They are great whistles.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:23 am 
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Yup... similar experience. Ordered Bb + B + C + D in July and they were delivered in September. Followed up in October with a C# to "fill the gap" in the set and it's arrived already.

5 whistles (Bb/B/C/C#/D) covers all keys within one sharp/flat of a whistle in the bag. I am not expecting the C# to see a lot of action :-)

JS's whistles are as sweet as ever and I'm thrilled to have a set that I never expected to be able to assemble. Beats the uncertainty of eBay auction prices ($250-350 typical) and unknown provenance/condition.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:32 am 
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Just out of curiosity, what is the cost of a Sindt direct from the maker these days?

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:04 am 
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$180 + $20 shipping CONUSA is a reasonable guide.

I too had understood that supply was very restricted and waiting times lengthy for perhaps as long as the past 10 years or so.


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gbyrne wrote:
Yup... similar experience. Ordered Bb + B + C + D in July and they were delivered in September. Followed up in October with a C# to "fill the gap" in the set and it's arrived already.

5 whistles (Bb/B/C/C#/D) covers all keys within one sharp/flat of a whistle in the bag. I am not expecting the C# to see a lot of action :-)

JS's whistles are as sweet as ever and I'm thrilled to have a set that I never expected to be able to assemble. Beats the uncertainty of eBay auction prices ($250-350 typical) and unknown provenance/condition.


Oooh, I have a C# Burke. If we ever rock up in the same pub we can have a few tunes - just the two of us :)

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gbyrne wrote:
I too had understood that supply was very restricted and waiting times lengthy for perhaps as long as the past 10 years or so.


I've been waiting at least five years for mine.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:04 pm 
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I received my "D" from John exactly one month after I ordered it.

That was in 1999, almost 21 years ago, and the price was $60, plus $3 shipping, for a whopping $63.00 total.

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An Draighean wrote:
I've been waiting at least five years for mine.

Maybe time to give John a shout just to be sure you didn't accidentally get lost from the list? Five years seems rather long, even when his list was way backed up.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:53 pm 
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Steve Bliven wrote:
An Draighean wrote:
I've been waiting at least five years for mine.

Maybe time to give John a shout just to be sure you didn't accidentally get lost from the list? Five years seems rather long, even when his list was way backed up.

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I second this. I would definitely reach out.


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Steve Bliven wrote:
An Draighean wrote:
I've been waiting at least five years for mine.

Maybe time to give John a shout just to be sure you didn't accidentally get lost from the list? Five years seems rather long, even when his list was way backed up.

Best wishes.

Steve


I guess I will. My wife placed the order and has been communicating with John. Her last email from him was July 2018, and he said it was still a year and a half out at that time, which coincidentally would be this December, which starts tomorrow. Maybe they will show up soon! I have not been bothered, as I still really like the Generations I have had for 43 years.

Also, to be fair to John, she first ordered them in 2016, so I have only been waiting 3-4 years, not 5 years as I previously said. :oops: Mea culpa - my memory is not what it once was.

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Hi is there a website or an email? Thanks.


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sindtwhistles@aol.com worked for me.


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