All Burkart Professional piccolos are made of aged African grenadilla wood, finished with a sterling silver mechanism. The tone hole shaping and venting is designed for ease of play.
Professional piccolos are available starting at $4,450
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE BURKART SOUND:
Burkart Piccolo Scale:
The piccolo scale was revised in 2007 after six months of acoustical experimentation and prototype modeling by Lillian Burkart. Our piccolo scale continues to deliver the full, flute-like sound for which it is heralded. Players will enjoy how easily they can produce the high register and will appreciate the improvements to resonance and articulation in the low register.
custom-made for Burkart & Phelan piccolos in Italy Precision pad installation and regulation assures years of reliability in performance and acoustic excellence
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE BURKART FEEL:
All keywork, ribs and posts are made of solid sterling silver (14K gold available by special order). The rods inside of the mechanism, pivot screws, and rib screws are made of stainless steel, minimizing flex and assuring many lifetimes of corrosion-free wear and low maintenance. The close tolerances and tapered bearing system of this instrument, as well as the exacting fit of the sterling silver keys, ensure stability and longevity.
Ergonomic Key Work:
A slightly offset G finger button and redesigned G# key reduce left-hand strain that can accompany prolonged piccolo playing. The heights of levers and the placement of touch pieces, coupled with the delicate balance of the spring tension, provide comfort and technical facility for players with either large or small hands.