The keys are hand-forged in the same metal as the all set of pipes mounted in. They can be mounted on integral wood blocks, and sprung with the soft and precise “ leaf-springs”. Because each key is individually hand forged, the keys can be custom formed to suit the player’s hand, which may be helpful for those players with smaller hands or past injuries. Also the left handed chanters are upon request.
By special order, Alexander make bronze, nickel silver or silver lined saddles for each key. The pads are used for the keyes traditionally cut out of leather nor neoprene.