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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:15 am 
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Greetings,

I am sitting on a pristine condition set of NSP by Colin Ross.
Paid over $6,000.
Obviously, the value has increased.

Four Drones, the low two have two tuning beads each.
C-D-E
F-G-A
c-d
f-g

Two 14-key chanters: D and F.

All in ABW and silver plate. Mounts, tuning beads, and chanter feet in Black horn.

The small f drone reed snapped off recently;
HOWEVER, included would be a full set of chanter and drone reeds made by Colin.
Extras include cleaning/oiling rods, extra pads, and tasteful silver/black ribbon decorating the black velvet bag.

I really am not sure that I shouldn't just keep sitting on it, but it is not getting played.

Reeds kept, as per Colin's suggestion, with my ABW whistles and flute in my humidor.
Smoke-free.
Kept in its case by a temperature/environment-sensitive curator - me.

Of course more detail and, especially photos, would follow. I'm not a player though. The set functions fine, but you don't want to hear my attempts! Lol.

Please reach out if you have serious interest:
tommyvikingen@gmail.com

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:53 am 
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I see the set is now on Ebay. It's beautiful.

Around 30 years ago I had a brief NSP period. I wrote Colin asking about D sets (no internet) and he said he happened to have a very nice, and unusual, set that had come in for refurbishing that was for sale. I bought it.

It was a D set in boxwood with silver-plate and imitation ivory mounts, 9 key chanter.

It was an amazing thing, gorgeous and fantastic-sounding, but I never made much headway playing it and I sold it after a few years.

Your set there is as good as NSPs get. A piper would be set up for life. A bonus is having no ivory, for travel. I hope it finds a worthy home!

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:05 pm 
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Thanks.
The set is just the best. If I wanted to dedicate time to becoming a real NSPer, no WAY I'd be selling this.

My heart lies where it does, so I must sell.

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