The musette bechonnet is a type of French bagpipe which takes its name from its creator, Joseph Bechonnet (1820-1900 AD) of Effiat.[1]

The musette bechonnet typically has three drones, and its hide bag covered by an ornamented cloth bag.


  1. Auvergne. Pierre-François Aleil, Pierre Bonnaud, Eric Bordessoule, Caroline Roux, Pierre Charbonnier. Christine Bonneton, 2005. ISBN 2862533319, 9782862533315. Pg 146