Dunbar Model P3 Scottish Great Highland Bagpipe - Purchasing Information
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Scottish Great Highland Bagpipe
Model P3 by Dunbar Ltd. of Canada

A J. Dunbar Model P3
J. Dunbar Ltd, of Canada, Model P3 Great Highland Bagpipe
The Model P3 is discussed in detail on its own page and most of the information about the P1 also applies.

While we try to keep at least some Dunbar pipes on hand for immediate shipment, buying a bagpipe - a real one, not the worthless junk of dubious lineage flooding eBay and hawked elsewhere by numerous uncaring vendors - is not like running out and buying a loaf of bread. There are a number of options, enhancements and upgrades available for Dunbar pipes (some of them free) and it is impossible for us (or any dealer) to keep all configurations in stock.

Therefore what most usually happens, and is of the most benefit to the customer, is a discussion with us by email or phone of exactly what is desired and needed. It usually takes about two weeks for a pipe to be configured and ready for shipment. This is very short wait to get your pipe set up exactly the way it should be for you. Many dealers don't even let potential customers know that there are options available; perhaps they're afraid of losing an immediate sale, or they just don't want to be bothered. But here, above all else we want you to be completely satisfied and a short discussion is the only way to be sure that's going to happen.

The pipe shown above is fitted with a custom tartan bag cover, as described on the options and enhancements page. Standard with the P3 is a solid-color velvet cover and tasselled wool drone-cords, as seen on the P1 page. Other cover, cover trim and cord colors are available at no extra charge - again, please see the enhancements page

The P3 is shipped with a set of professional-quality cane drone reeds and a cane chanter reed. If you are new to piping we suggest you read the material about reeds on the enhancements page .

The price for the complete Model P3 bagpipe is only

U.S. $895.00

plus $24.00 shipping (our cost!), via insured U.S. Priority Mail (domestic U.S.)

An Important Note About Our Prices

Beware: Some dealers simply do not post their prices, and base quotes on the exchange rate at the time of order. Others post prices, but then ask for a higher amount. Some try to avoid the issue by charging high shipping fees and/or by offering incomplete instruments (no reeds, bag cover, etc.). You will find out-of-the-way disclaimers on some sites stating that prices are subject to variation.

We believe that our customers deserve to know what they'll be paying from the beginning. The prices posted on this site are firm.

Further On-Site Information on J. Dunbar Bagpipes:

Description: The Dunbar Model P3 Great Highland Bagpipe

Options and Enhancements for Dunbar Bagpipes

Setting Up, Playing & Maintaining Dunbar Great Highland Bagpipes

The Dunbar Model P1 Great Highland Bagpipe


Contact & Queries:

Please feel free to contact us by email at bagpipes@hotpipes.com or by telephone at (707) 937-1626 between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. Pacific Coast time (GMT minus 7- 8 hours), seven days per week. We suggest you do so if you have any questions and especially if you have any doubt about the suitability for you of your intended purchase. We're anxious that you get what you need, and we're not interested in selling you something you don't need!


We can accept payment in many different ways from just about anywhere in the world:

Credit Cards: We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit cards by three methods:
  • 1. By telephone: This is the least complicated method and provides you the immediate opportunity to review the details of your order with us;

  • 2. By email: We suggest splitting the information between two messages for security (not that we've ever had any problems). We will need:

    • the card number & expiration date;
    • the name and billing address associated with the card;
    • the shipping address if that's different than the above.

  • 3. On Line: We have a secure shopping-cart system on line through which you may use your credit card directly for purchases of most (but not all) items. Please pay attention to the instructions within this system regarding payment for shipping costs. Click on the credit card logos near the the bottom of this page to access this system.

    Note: This secure system is administered by PayPal. You do not need to have (or need to establish) a PayPal account to use it. While free for you, the fees at our end are rather high, so we prefer, if it's not inconvenient for you, either of the first two methods above (both of which also provide direct contact with us, which can be helpful in making sure you are getting what you want and need.) International customers, please contact us for special instructions regarding shipping costs before using this system.

PayPal: We accept payments from the US and internationally directly through PayPal , which we have been using for years with zero problems. Our PayPal account is under bagpipes@hotpipes.com. Expect an email acknowledgement from us in addition to the automatic one from PayPal. If you prefer (or if you aren't so familiar with PayPal) we can send you a "request for payment" through the PayPal system.

Other Payment Methods: We cheerfully accept personal checks, money orders, wire transfers, bank drafts, cash and so on. Let us know your preferences (or problems) and we'll work with you.


The prices on this site are in U.S. dollars and are current. We never issue surprises in this regard. There is no fine print about fluctuating currency exchange rates or such. You may find some lower posted prices elsewhere, but you will also find dealers who don't update their sites, and/or who add qualifiers to their stated prices, and/or who do not actually stock what they sell, and/or who provide little if any real customer service. Not here.
We can offer modest discounts on quantity purchases of some items - feel free to inquire.


We stock what we sell. Occasionally there are unpredictable runs on items, and/or short re-supply delays. If an item is going to be out of stock for more than a few days you will find a notice to that effect at the top of this box. Fine bagpipes and bagpipe accessories are made in small lots by meticulous craftspeople, not mass-produced & warehoused, and buying them should not be viewed like zipping down to the 7-Eleven for a six-pack. Feel free to ask us to reserve items for you, even if you're not quite ready to order - it will help us, and avoid a possible delay for you.


Domestic (US) Shipping: We usually ship the next business day after an order is received. We normally ship by U.S. Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation, except for small items such as reeds and CDs which are normally shipped First Class. Standard shipping costs are listed with each item's price. We do not attempt to profit on shipping and charge no "handling" fees or such. Our packages are insured by a private company (DSI Insurance) so no signature is required on delivery of most packages. (This also means packages can be left if no one is home - a good thing for most people, but if that might be a problem please let us know.) Priority Mail has been very reliable and fast, taking three days or less to cross the country. If faster shipping is required we can provide Express Mail (two days from here to most US locations) or Federal Express - but be aware that these services are pricey. If you are ordering more than one item, please contact us for shipping costs, which will be less than the total of the respective amounts. We guarantee delivery and in the very rare event of a lost or damaged shipment, we send a replacement first and worry about the insurance etc. later. We ship to APO and other military addresses at no extra charge.

International Shipping: If you're not in the US or at a US military address, please email us for shipping options and costs. We ship something overseas just about every day, so we can offer advice based on experience. We send most medium-size packages (practice chanter outfits, electronic pipes, Kitchen Pipes, etc.) by postal Global Priority Mail, which costs only very slightly more than ordinary airmail and is safe and fast.


We stand by everything we offer, as do the manufacturers and our suppliers. We sell only properly made, high-quality items in the first place, so problems are altogether rare. In the unlikely event of any difficulties, you will be dealing with us on an immediate and personal level. If necessary, we will deal with the maker or distributor of the item on your behalf - we are a major customer of most of them, and have a bit of clout. We (and the makers of the items we sell) are keenly interested in maintaining our hard-won reputations for quality and excellent service, and we do whatever it takes to keep our customers happy!

To Order by Telephone:

(707) 937-1626

From 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Pacific Coast time (GMT minus 7 - 8 hours), seven days per week.

To Order by Email:


We try to answer all email within a few hours - rarely, a day at most. If you don't hear from us, something's wrong - try giving us a phone call.

To Order by Mail:

please send your payment to:

Oliver Seeler
Universe of Bagpipes
P.O. Box 447
Albion, California 95410

Please make your check or money order payable to Oliver Seeler.

To Order On Line by Credit Card:

We accept all major credit cards but direct on-line ordering is not available for this item, simply because we need to discuss with you, by email or phone, matters of size, color, etc. to be sure you'll get what you want and need.

Always feel free to ask questions and thanks for your interest!

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