The "Bruce Gandy" model McCallum solo pipe chanter has been consistently winning prizes throughout 2016 and 2017, including several prizes and the overall Champion Piper from the London Scottish event November, 2017. Bruce Gandy won the Marches, the HP/Jig, and two excellent prizes in the piobaireachd events with his BG solo chanter in African Blackwood.
The chanter suits several reeds types, including Shepherd, Sound Supreme, Warnock/Chesney, Troy, G1, and McLellan.
The plastic version of the chanter has all the great features of the blackwood, at about half the cost. The plastic version is perfect for a first solo chanter for children and adults in the lower grades. Great sound, no worry about breakage.