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 The Anistratov Bagpipes & Flutes are manufactured from carefully seasoned, instrument-grade hardwoods from  some regions of Africa, the South America, South-West Europe and occasionally from Australia. All the instruments primarily made from African Blackwood, Cocobolo and Kingwood but other tropical hardwoods may be ordered as an option. Important to mention all of timbers which workshop does use are coming from licensed suppliers and have legality certificate.

 Every individual piece is metiquosly inspected and handpicked from the suppliers stock and stacked to air dry for a minimum of two years from the time they arrive at the shop; first year as a raw block, second year as preturned and pilot drilled billet.
 After each step of the bulding process, each piece of timber 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 oils mixture. The care taken to handle and inspect each piece of wood throughout the various stages of production helps to insure that the instrument after it is finished will play for many years with relatively low maintenance.


Three precious metals are used in Alexander’s workshop to set up the Standard sets of bagpipes and flutes. Namely Bronze and Nickel Silver are metals that were known to the traditional makers of the past. Stainless steel, a relatively new metal in the world of the musical instruments manufacturing but at the same time very well proven due to its unsurpassed qualities: complete absence of patina, wear-resistance, small heat capacity and strength.

All of this metals using as well for Anistratov ferrules, mounts, tuning pins, keyes and other metal parts of instruments. These metal parts are always made in hand and are the result of precise machining skills and jewelry art. 
The ferrules and ring caps are made from three separate pieces of solid metal that are concentrically soldered together in the traditional manner. This labor intensive process yields a heavy, durable and aesthetically flawless silver part that will last a lifetime. No expense or detail has been compromised.

Other Materials

The range of modern Hi-Tech acrylic materials such as Imitation Ivory, Imitation Horn, Turtle shell Imitation etc. and also natural materials-atractive looking, contrasting timbers and sometimes Mammoth ivory are used in Anistratov Flutes nd Bagpipes for mounts, ferrules, rainforcing rings.


Masur birch-magnificent grained timber. We use it for Mounts & ferrules of Premium sets.


Mammoth ivory-unique, strong and extremly beautiful material that we are using
only for De luxe class instruments.

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Waxed hemp & Cork

For the air tightness of joints and tuning slides smoothly tuning are used tree types of traditional waxed and unwaxed hemp thread. This type of joins lapping is known as long as the woodwind instruments are exist. Anistratov Bagpipes and flutes are originally lapped with special type of hemp which is producing at one of oldest factory Coats Barbour in UK. Also the tenons can be supplied with the natural cork fittings- more elegant and modern way than the hemp. Also it takes more care and maintaining. Some customers ask for synthetic cork fittings which we are supplying by request or on the all metal whistles synthetic cork is by default.