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GaitaMakerWorkshop© is the musical instrument construction project of GaitaMaker®

A dream of making bagpipes became a life long project and touched more people than expected

GaitaMaker Workshop Overview

This atelier - founded by Gonçalo Cruz, back in 2010 - is now at the service of GaitaMaker non profit.
It works as a laboratory for the music organology research projects that our association supports, such as “The Gaita Research” and “The Traverso Research”.
Apart from the scientific research on ancient instruments, that gives us precise data on how to produce traditional Gaitas, this fully equipped bagpipe making workshop is also devoted to product design, research and development of the Iberian bagpipes for the XXI century.

With this mindset, we are able to address:

– The social and cultural issues
Teaching Gaita to young people by developing and producing an affordable bagpipe model for the beginner piper.

– The early music musician and traditional piper
by offering historically informed replicas

– The professional all rounded musician
by offering high end instrument with all our design innovations.

What people say about our workshop

For over 10 years I have the pleasure of sharing both stage and travel adventures with my friend – Piper and “perfectionist Gaita maker” – Gonçalo.

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The perfectionism that he lends to everything he does, makes him a rigorous maker. All of you that, like me, learn from him and play his bagpipes will say the same. Keep at it Gonças!!!
Daniel Pereira

Musician, Portugal (Braga)

When purchasing an instrument, one hardly has a close relationship with the manufacturer. Often the communication is over by the time of payment/ delivery.

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With Gonçalo ( GaitaMaker ) I was able to share unique moments that every musician needs – Especially if you are a beginner to the instrument – clearing doubts and providing services after purchase, taking an interest in the musical evolution of his customers.
Sandro Henrique Bueno

Musician, Brasil (São Paulo)

I chose one of Cruz’s bagpipes because I have identified with the work ethics that Gonçalo Cruz puts into all his instruments.

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His pipes have a unique “timbre” and are full of personality, which makes them different from any other Gaita out there.
Raoni Paes

Musician, Brasil (Curitiba)

Gonçalo Cruz is a creative presence, always keen on marveling anyone at the world of bagpipes .

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One is free to discuss any subjects with him, always feeling enlighten about the different parts that make up Music. From various types of bagpipes to the Irish whistles, when entering his workshop inspiration is guaranteed!
Ruben Couto

Gaita student (Gaia, Portugal)