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. The Burkart Elite wood piccolol is made from the world’s finest vintage African Grenadilla wood, finished with a sterling silver mechanism. This signature Burkart instrument is coupled with a sleek split-E mechanism and the high G# facilitator which eliminates the need to use two right-hand fingers to assist in the production of a high G#.
This particular piccolo was constructed in 2016 and has had one owner from new. It has been completely stripped down and overhauled with new pads (Pisoni Lucien Deluxe). The benefit of the reform/modified wave lip which has a slightly higher front wall and lower back wall (where the chin rests) gives a focused sound throughout the registers. This in turn produces a very rich, clean, projecting tone with easy control of dynamics.
Burkart are made in the USA and are harder to find in Europe. Such is their reputation that they are highly sought-after and the Elite model especially so. All of my instruments are sold with a 7 day trial period to ensure compatibility with the player.