Meet our maker Nikolay
Nikolay is one of the few makers of Kaba Gaida bagpipes in Bulgaria. He is an excellent bagpipe player and is a part of the very popular assembly "101 Bagpipes". Nikolay was born in the town of Smolyan. He had began playing the Kaba Gaida when he was 12 years old. One of his teachers is Konstantin Ilchev, who is also a maker. Nikolay made his first Kaba Gaida at the age of fifteen and since now he has made hundreds of bagpipes, sold in Bulgaria and abroad. Several times he won first place at the National Bagpipe Competition at Gela and some other contests.
Nikolay Belyashki is a maker, who always stays true to the tradition and the unique style in making the authentic Rhodopean Kaba Gaida. He uses mostly dogwood, acacia and plum to make the bagpipes. He uses a special technique for making Kaba Gaida reeds - one piece, elder reeds, making them sound soft, natural and soul touching.
| Free online lesson and 10% discount for further purchases
Learn for free a Traditional Rhodopean tune, get help with tuning and maintance over Skype or Youtube.
| Traditional handmade. Natural Materials
Kaba Gaida is one of the few instruments that preserved its original form during the centuries of industrialization. The way is sounds, looks, the material used (wood, horn and untreated leather) and the way our maker, Nikolay, uses are almost unchanged for centuries. This is one of the reasons the Kaba gaida hase this special sound that touches the soul.
Our process includes verification of the instrument couple of times - first at the makers workshop, then by our team. Before payment and shipping we ensure that the bagpipe is in tune and provide a video demonstration to the customer
| 1 Year Warranty
In case of a bag or reed failure we replace them for free. Check our Warranty page [link]
| Free Lifetime Support
All questions welcomed Wiki, Facebook Discussion Group, Forum in English, Video tutorials, Scores, Handbook in English and more.
| Made on request
The instrument is specially made for the customer. After we get to know the customer we give recomendations and make the best gaida for her. Kaba Gaida requires special attention and maintainance. Storing gaidas without proper treatment make the instrument hard to play and get started by beginners.
Write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your order.