The ROS Great Highland Bagpipe
The ROS solo chanter is played by P/M Mats
d Hermansson, winner of the
piobaireachd advanced competitions at:
Copenhagen Winter Competition 1999-The Scandinavian Championships
The Copenhagen Winter Competition 2000 -The Scandinavian Championships
Littorin (yes my son) playing his Slow Air and Jig at The Scandinavian Championships
on his old Peter Henderson and
a ROS-chanter for judge Collin McLellan
Every Ros chanter is custom made to order, hand-crafted
from the start to the end.
We only use superior special selected instrument
woods that gives the chanter a very rich harmony and a nice mellow tone,
particularly desirable to the solo or competition piper.
Our standard wood is first class straight
grain African Blackwood from Mozambique but chanters can also be made in
a range of different woods on the customers request.
We can offer chanters made of the following woods;
light red- dark red- and black Rosewood,Mopane and Madagascar Ebony. (other
woods on request)
We can also make chanters of the customers own
piece of wood.
We can today offer two different chanter constructions,
one that have its best balance between 460 to 470 Hz and the other between
470 and 480 Hz.
Our chanter scale is based on the intervals published
and defined by Semuas MacNeill and John A. MacLellan.
All chanters are tested and analyzed before shipping.
Suitable reeds for the Ros chanter are William
Morrison, Murray Henderson and MacAlister. We will in the
near future offer our own reeds.
We don't make chanters in synthetic materials.
The Scandinavian Championships
was held in Holbæk, Denmark.
Judges at the competition
PM Roderick MacLeod, The
PM Angus MacDonald, Scotts
LD Poul Turner, Victoria
A few days later this statement
arrived to me by E-mail from Scotland.
"The best sounding chanters
in the whole competition were made by Rolf Littorin, Sweden,
and you can quote this."
Pipe Major Angus MacDonald MBE
Your chanters are on their way
back to you having been well tried by Finlay, Myself, Alan MacDonald
and P/M Angus MacDonald.
I loved the polished, higher
pitched one and everyone agreed that they were of very high quality.
PM Iain MacDonald
ROS KINGWOOD CHANTER
The King of chanters !
Front ROS Kingwood chanter, back ROS African
Ros Kingwood chanters are made of Mexican
/ Para / Kingwood, Dalbergia Congestifolia, a small solitary tree, seldom
found growing in groups. A rare wood found growing only down parts of the
West coast of Mexico.