Unless you have a Quinn or Quinn and Koehler chanter, a chanter of
historical interest, are lucky enough to get one at a tionol, or make a
great case and plea, BK may not have the time to make you a reed these days.
He is really cranking out a lot of reeds for chanters, drones and regs at
the shop these days for their own products. Fifty bucks is, in my opinion,
an underpayment for the reeds he would ordinarily provide. I last gave him
$65 per reed and still think I got a great deal given the longevity and
superb performance of his reeds. Clearly, the product is worth a great
deal to the user. Frankly, he ought to be able to get $100 per reed. Lewis
From: dave parkhurst <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Friday, May 03, 2002 4:45 PM
Subject: Plastic uilleann reeds
>Fer crying out loud.... Benedict Kohler will make you a kick a** reed for
>about $50 (IF you have the right make of chanter... heh heh heh). Why
>anyone want to chance $108 on a crapshoot when the best is available?