About Shaw Whistles
SHAW whistles are a sweet toned instrument, individually voiced to give maximum performance. The whistle is a tapered design, handmade in solid nickel silver sheet with a carved hardwood block, the lower keys having a metal lined wind way. They are assembled using lead-free solder.
The Blackbirds (Eb, D and C; black top, nickel tube) are the purest/sweetest voiced. They take the lightest breath. Some like the fact you can play a longer passage without taking a breath.