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Meet our maker Nikolay

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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.
Video demonstration
    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 cvetelin.andreev@kabagaida.com with your order.
Best seller!!!
Kaba Gaida - Horn Drone
650 BGN

Traditional Kaba Gaida with horn rings on the drone. This is one of most 
100% natural material used - wood, horn and leather. This gaida has the same form as the gaidas made hundreds or even thousands of years. The reed is made from Elder tree which has naturally soft core and tubes can be formed easily. The tongue and the body of the reed are one piece of wood.
  • Free online lesson and 10% discount for further purchases
  • Traditional handmade. Natural Materials
  • Video demonstration before shipping
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • Free Lifetime Support
  • Made on request
Pitch: F|E|D|G
Bag size: Small|Normal|Large

Fingering charts for D, E, F and G

Video:

Training kit
Free

Get an online training kit including
  • Introduction videos
  • Scores
  • Personalized training plan
  • Online copy of Kaba Gaida Handbook


Wooden Kaba Gaida Chanter
250 BGN
2-3 weeks time to make
Wooden chanter in D,E,F,G,A for Kaba Gaida with 2 reeds

CD
20 BGN
Get to know a traditional style performances.

"To Chicago And Beyond" 2016
"From the Source" feat Valentina Dobreva 2014
"Two Rhodopean Bagpipes" by Nikolay Belyashki and Atanas Peev 2014
 
Gaida case
500 BGN
Traditional case for kaba gaida. Made from leather and horn



Other instruments
Djura Gaida
Even that we are Kaba Gaida thing we recieve many request for help with purchasing or maintenance problems with Djura Gaida. And we know a good maker - Yavor. So get in touch and we'll try to help. And we can give some instroduction playing the Djura gaida since it is similar to the Kaba Gaida.
Gadulka
Vesselin Andreev is a relative of one of the founders of KabaGaida.Com and is a well-known gadulka maker.
Tupan
Even that Kaba Gaida traditionally is played solo, nowadays it is common to use tupan on weddings. We can help finding one.




Basic Kaba Gaida 
500 BGN



Kaba Gaida with plastic rings on the drone. Except the rings there is no difference with the Kaba Gaida - Horn Drone model. Material used - plastic, wood, horn and leather. This gaida has the same form as the gaidas made hundreds or even thousands of years. The reed is made from Elder tree which has naturally soft core and tubes can be formed easily. The tongue and the body of the reed are one piece of wood.
  • Free online lesson and 10% discount for further purchases
  • Traditional handmade. Natural Materials
  • Video demonstration before shipping
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • Free Lifetime Support
  • Made on request
Pitch: F|E|D|G
Bag size: Small|Normal|Large

Fingering charts for D, E, F and G

Video:
Kaba Gaida - Horn Chanter
1300 BGN


This kind of gaida is for people who know the real price of a masterpiece. The chanter consists of a wooden tube totally covered with horn and/or bone. Nothing more to add except part of the letter, our friend Rex from Wisconsin has sent us after getting his gaida with horned chanter
"I must say it is the by far the best gaida I have, and I have around ten of them. Really it stands as a work of art all by itself ... I hope to play it enough to be true to the music and respect and love it. ... The attention to design and detail is extraordinary."

Tips for orders:
- It is always a good idea to get a spare one.
- If you already have a gaida we can do only a horn covered chanter for you.

Pitch: F|E|D|G
Bag size: Small|Normal|Large

Fingering charts for D, E, F and G


Spare Chanter Reed
40 BGN
Wooden (Elder) reed for Kaba Gaida in all (D,E,F,G) pitches. The one-piece elder reed is one of the secrets of the beautiful sound of the traditional Kaba Gaida. The technology is very old. We use elder, dried at least an year, gathered during the coldest days
Consider getting a spare one if you order a kaba gaida.

Tips:
- Making a reed for unknow chanter is not an easy task. If you already have a gaida and you need a new reed please consider sending the chanter so we can do our best to make it play right.

Gaida Bag
120 BGN

From a goat skin. Large, Normal, Small size available. 


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