Maker - Alba Whistles (Stacey O'Gorman) www.albawhistles.com
Material - Aluminum
Dimensions: Length - 22 3/8ths" (with head pushed all the way in)
Distance between 1st and 3rd bottom holes - 3"
Distance between 1st and 2nd bottom holes - 1 15/16ths"
Diameter of 2nd hole from bottom - 3/8ths"
Bore - 7/8ths"
Weight - 7.5 oz
Price at time of review - 102 GBP direct from Maker.
purchased both this Alba "Vibe" model low D as well as one of their
standard design low D's (to be reviewed soon) at the same time via
their internet site. While I did receive an automated response email
after I ordered, and while I did receive the whistles within the
specified time period, I never received a response to any of my
subsequent emails inquiries. This included two or three emails via the address
that was included with the confirmation email, as well as two more
emails I submitted using the form available on the Alba website. I have had a few
people say that they thought that Stacey O'Gorman might have been
having computer issues at that time (although I have also spoken to
someone who had an identical experience to mine as well), but I bring
it up only because it was different than the usual, more personable
experience of buying direct from a whistle maker. Alba whistles are
made in Scotland, as indicated by the apropos name "Alba", which is
the Scots Gaelic word for Scotland.