CE Kron & Co. has been crafting traditional bagpipes with only the finest wood, ivory and exotic materials since 1987. C.E. Kron & Co. has been making traditional Highland bagpipes with only the finest craftsmanship and materials since 1987.
It is our passion for the instrument itself and a fanatical attention to the details that makes our pipes the best in production today.
CE Kron & Co. was founded in 1987, and began making bagpipes at Dobbs Ferry in 1988 under the name Kilgour & Kron. The original workers were myself and George Kilgour of Edinburgh. George learned the trade at James Robertson's shop on Grove Street in Edinburgh. He stayed working for me in America until the summer of 1995, at which point Dave Atherton came to work. Dave learned extremely fast, and since shortly after that time we have been making the finest bagpipes available today. We use a combination of old world tradition and cutting edge craftsmanship. These bagpipes and pipe chanters are played worldwide. In the past five years, due to refinements in our pipe chanters, we now offer two lines of chanters that are sought after by soloists and bands.