Roddy MacLellan started MacLellan Bagpipes in 1988 and operates out of Summerville South Carolina in the United States. The internal design of his pipes was taken from an 1880 Henderson bagpipe his grandfather owned in North Uist, Scotland. The unique outer profiles are his own design and the company offers dozens of different mounting and style options. Roddy stamps his name on the drone tops, just below the cord bead. Here is a snipet from the company web site –
“MacLellan bagpipes has followed this philosophy since it’s beginning in 1988. Over the years we have gradually established a solid reputation for rich, warm & stable tone, created with incredible craftsmanship, and instruments of unparalleled beauty.
Our research has enabled us to stay true to the sound created by late 19th century pipe-makers in Scotland. We have captured that warm broad mellow tone, producing an instrument that is stable and easy to tune even at today’s higher pitches.
MacLellan bagpipes have been thoroughly tested by top level players throughout the world, including Roddy MacLeod & the late PM Angus MacDonald of the piping Centre in Glasgow. ”