Instead of writing it all over again, I’ll just post what I told Murray about the chanter. Below that are some recordings of the chanter with my wife’s 3/4 John Center drones as the tenon on the chanter is smaller than most chanters I have experience with and thus fit more quickly into the chanter stock of her Centers than my Hendersons.
Got the chanter in today and got to play with it some. I played the reed you sent some but it was a little too hard for me. I tried some of mine and I must say the chanter was remarkably well tuned regardless of the reed. I had to tape the high G, E, and C each just a tiny tad with the final reed which is the one I made the most recordings on. I must say though, it is a great chanter. The top hand F, high G, and high A all sound very good. D is spot on, as is B. The other notes are a given. Your chanter lives up to all my expectations. The holes in general, in comparison to other chanters, make it very easy to play. All the more remarkable that it is easy to play AND easy to tune! Take that you giganto-oval-holed McCallums; the Colin Kyo chanter has one up on you (small easy to play chanter holes)!
Note: There are three other recordings of The Sweet Maid of Mull on this website, use the search feature and type in mull and you will get all three. The first is with a giganto-oval-holed McCallum chanter (big holes), the second with an old african blackwood Naill (flat B and C), and the third is the Colin Kyo. I personally think the Colin Kyo sounds the best! Check Colin Kyo out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!