Maker - Reyburn Whistles (Ronaldo Reyburn) http://reyburnlowwhistles.com
Material - Brass Body with Eastern Rock Maple Head
Dimensions: Length - 22 7/8ths" (with head pushed all the way in)
Distance between 1st and 3rd bottom holes - 3 3/16ths"
Distance between 1st and 2nd bottom holes - 1 15/16ths"
Diameter of 2nd hole from bottom - 7/16ths"
Bore - 13/16ths"
Weight - 8 oz
Price at time of review - $240 US direct from Maker
was about to write a review on a Reyburn wide bore Low D I've had for
awhile when I received an email from Mr. Reyburn asking if I would
write a review on his latest creation instead. Always up for trying out
a new whistle, I naturally jumped at the chance. The whistle he sent me
to review is a prototype and was not yet available for general sale at
of this writing. Mr. Reyburn told me that it was "...designed to fill a niche market for those who want a loud instrument suitable
for session play. It has a very open voicing which is a bit breathy and edgy
and not as clean and pure a tone as my standard low D (which I will continue to
offer)...This whistle is designed for
those who want to really “Honk” on it as I’ve heard some do." Consequently he has dubbed this whistle, "The Honker".