Canadian bagpipe company "Dunbar Bagpipes" was founded by Jack Dunbar, a time-served bagpipe maker who learned his trade and developed the craft while working for Scottish bagpipe maker Peter Henderson Ltd. Jack Dunbar immigrated to Canada in 1951, and although he was employed at Genral Motors, he gradulayy rebuilt his bagpipe business until he was able to retire from GM and launch "Dunbar Bagpipes" on a full-time basis in 1985.

Dunbar Bagpipes are based on the Henderson specifications, with great attention to quality and detail. There are several models from which to choose, with the main choices being material: plypenco, African blackwood, cocobolo.