The Low whistle TRAD range feature an all aluminium construction paying homage to the original Bernard Overton Low whistles. These instruments sound as close as possible to the original breathy haunting Overton sound; the carefully selected materials are key in achieving that goal.
JPW Instruments felt that it was not necessary to redefine the instrument. Even the bore size and wall thickness are similar to the original Overton. The performance attributes have been brought in line with modern customer expectations by building in a curved wind-way reducing blockage during performance while featuring the unrivalled tuning and intonation you can only expect to find in a JPW Instrument. The meticulous attention to tuning and intonation results in the closest balance in volume between octaves.
The TRAD range are high gloss clear lacquered preserving the stunning mirror finish you could only expect to find on a professionally master crafted instrument. The lacquer process brings additional benefits to the performance attributes by fully sealing the wind-way channel.