Hi Everyone:

I am learning the Irish Penny Whistle and I just love it!  But I have a basic question, Which produces the better sound, a metal whistle or a wooden one?

Also, where is the best place to buy a wooden one?  I work in wood my self and was thinking of making one from a piece of Persimmon Wood.  Is there someplace you can get a Blueprint or something?

Here is a list of people I am learning the Penny Whistle From:

Eamonn de Barra, Father Ryan G. Duns, and Elizabeth Valez Urie

I am from Omaha, NE in the USA.  

Oh yes! This is my first post.

Thank you

JC Moeller

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Hi James!

It is open for debate whether wood or metal whistles sound best. I'd say the material means preciously little. I have whistles in brass, brass/wood, aluminum and african blackwood and there's no winner really, it's all a matter of taste and preference.

I'd also say that any really good whistle has to be ordered from the maker.

You've found some good sources for learning there :)
I've been told that you need a lathe and a gun drill to make wooden whistles.

Hope this helps!

All the best!


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