Burkart Elite Professional Grenadilla Piccolo with Split-E, G# Facilitator and Burkart Headjoint

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Burkart Custom Handmade Elite Piccolo

Heralded for flute-like sound and resonance, the Burkart custom handmade piccolo is the pinnacle of the American tradition.
Years of research and refinement have produced an instrument that defines the industry standard for acoustics and stability. An expansive and colourful sound makes Burkart custom handmade piccolos the premier choice for the piccolo professional.

Legendary Craftsmanship
The genesis of the Burkart tradition lies in the construction of the piccolo. The Burkart Piccolo Scale was revised in 2007, giving way to an even easier high register with incredibly accurate intonation as well as a full and resonant low register. The positioning of finger buttons and placement of touchpieces, combined with a delicate balance of spring tension, provide comfort and technical facility.

Hand-Selected Materials
African Grenadilla Wood
All Burkart piccolos are made of hand-selected, African grenadilla wood. An extensive aging process provides unmatched stability and longevity to every piccolo. Burkart's unique tone hole design produces a dark, resonant sound with unparalleled ease.
Sterling Silver
Keywork, ribs, and posts are made of solid sterling silver, allowing for an exacting and precise mechanism fit.
Pads
Burkart piccolos are padded with Straubinger piccolo pads to complement the Burkart piccolo scale, adding resonance and response in all registers. Cork pads are seated in the trills, thumb keys, and G# key to wick moisture and support reliable performance in all climates.

Split-E Mechanism
The Split-E mechanism provides effortless production of the high E. When the right-hand 2nd finger E key is closed, a small bridge closes the lower G key. This venting makes the high E easy to produce even at pianissimo - a tremendous advantage for the piccolo player.

G# Facilitator
A Burkart innovation, the high G# facilitator eliminates the need to use two right-hand fingers to assist in the production of a high G#. The split thumb key design is unique to Burkart and specifically benefits the piccolo player as there is no loss of high C production.

Burkart Headjoint
The rectangular shape of this embouchure is slightly overcut at the sides of the embouchure hole for an open, "flute-like" sound that blends well in ensembles. Burkart's most flexible headjoint style, you can push it to the extremes of fortissimo high notes without it being shrill, and it can produce a colourful, sustained diminuendo.
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