Hand-made instruments in Wood and Aluminium
The Weston whistles Story.....
Weston whistles started over 20 years ago, as a hobby. Having spent my working life in product and environmental design, and as a budding whistle player unable to find a whistle I was happy with (as it turned out, that was the player. Nothing to do with the whistles!), the challenge of designing and making a whistle of my own was too much to resist!
And the rest is history!
I quickly moved from copper to wood and I try to use the beauty and natural charm of wood to create unique instruments that are personal to the player. I work with mainly native timbers but will go into the exotic hardwoods; some of these have stunning grain patterns and if I can get hold of it I will use antique wood from old furniture, clock cases, door frames or even warship shaft bearings!
Each and every instrument is hand-made. There will be variations in style, voice, volume and colour. No two will ever be the same. If you buy a Weston Wood Whistle, you are guaranteed to have one that is as unique as you are.
More recently, I moved into a range of one-piece aluminium whistles. Again, these are hand made and finished. These give a bit more consistency in tone and volume, being wide bore, they give a rich voice, making them a good session instrument.
I keep a small stock of wood blanks, mainly the native species. This changes all the time so if you want to see what I have, there is a list on my Stock Page. If you can’t see what you want here, get in touch. Most wood is available from my stockists. Otherwise I will just go foraging!
And finally: Why Weston?
Its my name! One of them anyway.
If you want to place an order, please fill in the Order Form. Only Orders placed with this form can get on to the list. I have done this due to the number of different mediums that are used to make contact. If you want to discuss your needs before Ordering, feel free, but ultimately you will need to complete the Order form.