Carbony Tin Whistle in D made of carbon fiber
This whistle can be rightly called a fusion instrument. The design and the tone are reminiscent of the instruments of the 19th century. The tone, fine tuning, intonation and materials, however, are absolutely innovative. The body of the flute is made of carbon fiber. Thus, the instrument is not only lightweight and virtually indestructible, but remains in tune for centuries, since the material is inert. There's a reason why Rob, who builds the whistle, offers a lifetime warranty.
Carbon fiber is an extremely tough, lightweight plastic that is geometrically stable. Thus, the whistle is not susceptible to temperature fluctuations, nor will the pitch change. Instead, it remains just as playable as the day it's made. In addition, the thin material and the conical design create a warm timbre in the low register, which is not lost in the ensemble. The bulbous body with the sometimes obliquely drilled holes ensures a comfortable grip. Lasr but not least, these whistles are tuneable.
For the mouthpiece block Rob uses ebonite , the texture of which has a look that is unique in the world. The blocks with the wood-like pattern are made in Germany in various colors. Besides whistles Pipe Makers Union also makes didgeridoos, different kinds of bagpipes, Irish flutes and various other wind instruments, all of which are handmade.
The instruments from Pipe Makers Union are designed both in terms of processing and playability, for professional use. Characteristic is the compact tone. This means that the higher octaves stand out far less than many other whistles. The result is a balanced sound that requires less air from the player, and provides a real playing experience.