Piccolo Overview

Elite Piccolo

Lillian Burkart has spent decades researching and refining the piccolo. The widely acclaimed Burkart piccolo sets industry standards and is played in many of the world’s top orchestras.

Lillian Burkart continues to apply precise and technically advanced methods to the crafting of piccolos. From the selection and aging of the finest woods to the tooling of keys and mechanisms and, finally, to the careful voicing of each instrument, every Burkart piccolo is unsurpassed in tone and playability.

All Lillian Burkart piccolos are handmade in the USA.

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The Burkart Elite Piccolo:
Every Burkart Elite piccolo is made of vintage African grenadilla wood, finished with a sterling silver mechanism and a choice of headjoint. This signature Burkart instrument is coupled with a split-E mechanism, exclusive options including the High G# facilitator, and three headjoint choices for the musician. The tone hole design gives a dark, aged quality to the sound of the instrument

The Burkart Professional Piccolo:
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

FeatureBurkart Elite PiccoloBurkart Professional Piccolo
WoodVintage, Select GrenadillaAged Grenadilla
MechanismDeluxe, Beveled Sterling SilverSterling Silver
Gold SpringsIncludedIncluded
G# FacilitatorOptional, RecommendedNot Available
HeadjointsWave, Burkart, or ClarionWave, Burkart, or Clarion
PadsStraubinger Pads, Cork TrillsStraubinger Pads, Cork Trills
On-Off Split-EOptionalNot Available