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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:47 pm 
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eBay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Abell-F-whistl ... 3104318834

Originally purchased from Chris Abell. Played occasionally. In like-new condition.

Description from the Abell website
The Abell Whistle is based on the traditional Celtic tin whistle and is manufactured from tropical hardwoods and precious metals. Our whistle is designed in two parts (mouthpiece and body) allowing for both fine tuning and for interchangeable bodies to be used on the same mouthpiece in certain key combinations.

The Abell Whistle is descended from the traditional tin whistle popular in the Celtic and Gaelic musical traditions from Ireland, Scotland, and Brittany. However, the Abell Whistle has been designed with a few improvements over the traditional metal whistles: one, it is able to produce a strong, centered, rich tone easily through two octaves; two, it is tunable in either direction from concert pitch without compromising intonation or tone quality; and three, it is manufactured simply and with an elegance worthy of the music for which it is intended. The combination of African Blackwood (and other tropical hardwoods) and Sterling silver fulfills our requirements of beauty, durability, and tonal quality.

The African Blackwood is a very stable wood providing a warm, reedy tone while maintaining structural durability; and the Sterling silver, while elegant in its own right, offers the ability to build the whistle with a tuning slide without sacrificing simplicity or beauty. The silver tuning slide provides two important functions: one, it allows for each whistle to be tunable in both directions from concert pitch and it also allows for manufacturing interchangeable bodies in different keys that will fit to the same mouthpiece.

The Abell Whistle is manufactured from carefully seasoned, instrument-grade hardwoods from the equatorial regions of Africa, the Caribbean, and occasionally from Australia. The individual pieces are carefully inspected and handpicked from the stock received from the suppliers and stacked to air dry for a minimum of two years from the time they arrive at the shop. At each stage of the manufacturing process, each piece of wood is allowed to rest for a period of time, insuring that the integrity of the wood is stable before moving on to the next stage of production. The wood is also treated at each stage with a light coating of almond oil. The care taken to handle and inspect each piece of wood throughout the various stages of production helps to insure that the finished whistle will play for many years with relatively low maintenance.

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