A small company in New Hampshire exports their handcrafted bagpipes worldwide

Gibson Bagpipes sits on a quiet residential street in Nashua, New Hampshire. And I emphasize quiet. One could presume a company that makes handcrafted bagpipes would hum with the noisy drone of bagpipes throughout the grounds. But that’s not the case.

Instead, you hear the sound of drills, lathes and sanders. The place reminded me of my dad’s woodworking shop he had in our backyard when I was growing up.

Gibson Bagpipes was founded by Jerry Gibson back in 1978, in Willoughby, Ohio. But, when Gibson retired four years ago, he sold the company to a New Hampshire business owner. It’s been in Nashua ever since.

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