William "Ashton" Taylor worked 25 years for Dunhill Company where he began the apprenticeship of piper when he has 15 years. In 1983, he decided to work alone and from that time, his pipes have many fans in the World. Billy, for his friends, has held a classic style that he had learned when he worked for Dunhill Company. In the beginning, he did not have any store of good seasoned and dried briar. For this motive, he had to find another solution to eliminate the tannin from the "young" wood. Now, the head-pipes are hardened into hot oil, this system gives them a good yield, and there is not a bitter taste typical of fresh briar. Billy has resolved a famous problem "caoutchouc or acrylic?" producing a mix of two materials, called asthonite, that he has provided to patent.