Philipp Hammig 650/3 Piccolo

£2,100.00

Here is a rare opportunity to purchase a used Philipp Hammig 650/3 piccolo. Hammig are renowned piccolo makers and are coveted by some of the world’s top players. These piccolos are handmade from Grenadilla (African Blackwood) seasoned wood.

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PHILIPP HAMMIG 650/3 GRENADILLA WOOD PICCOLO – EXCELLENT CONDITION
 
 
Here is a rare opportunity to purchase a used Philipp Hammig 650/3 piccolo. Hammig are renowned piccolo makers and are coveted by some of the world’s top players. These piccolos are handmade from Grenadilla (African Blackwood) seasoned wood. Philipp Hammig developed his instrument making skills, learning the profession in his father’s workshop. After specialising in flute making at the Berlin firm, Ritterhausen, Philipp returned to Markneukirchen. In 1959, Gerhard Hammig, Philipp’s son, took over the family business; however, the flutes and piccolos remained in the name of “Philipp Hammig,” as they are known today. In 1994, the long tradition of the family business passed to Gerhard’s four children.

 
This particular piccolo is the 650/3 with silver plated keywork, high G# and has the added bonus of reform lip headjoint. There are a number of cuts offered on Hammig piccolo headjoints and this has to be the most sought-after. The lip is carved out of the grenadilla offering the player more precise articulation and with the reform or ‘modified wave’ in the lip itself, the focus is enhanced and the player’s lip position solid.
The condition of this piccolo is superb throughout and has been fully overhauled with new pads. The plating is excellent and the condition of the wood superb. I do not know the exact age of the piccolo but it has obviously been cherished and regularly maintained. Current retail for this model is £4,000 so this is an excellent saving.