Burkart Headjoint Piccolo

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  • $800.00
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    Burkart, Clarion, Wave, Sterling silver, Grenadilla Clarion 14k Fittings, Grenadilla Wave 14k Fittings

General - Burkart Headjoint Piccolo

Each Lillian Burkart designed, African grenadilla wood, piccolo headjoint meets our requirements for acoustical warmth, hardness, density and, with proper management, stability. The world's finest grenadilla is selected for the Burkart piccolo headjoints. Our aging process is unmatched and includes selection, curing, turning, drilling and, most of all, time. Headjoints are available in the following cuts (styles) along with Sterling silver or gold models.

Burkart - 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. A most flexible headjoint style, it can be pushed to the extremes of fortissimo high notes without being shrill, and can produce a colorful, sustained diminuendo.

Clarion - This relatively small embouchure hole, with modest rounding of the edges, is reminiscent of early French and German piccolos. The tone it produces is very focused and sweet. For players using a small aperture when playing, it will have the most stable, clear tone of the various headjoint styles.

Wave - The headjoint profile is carved with a slightly higher front wall (the blowing edge) and lower back wall against which the chin rests. It produces a very rich, clean, projecting tone, with easy control of dynamics. The low register is very focused, enabling good projection and articulation.

Sterling silver - Precious metal headjoints offer the security of a lip plate, which can afford the occasional player the ease and comfort to master the piccolo. The hand-cut embouchure supports a very easy high register response and a focused, projecting middle and low register.

Models and Pricing

Description Price
Grenadilla Burkart or Clarion style
Grenadilla Wave style
Sterling silver Clarion style
Grenadilla Clarion style with 14k Fittings
Grenadilla Wave style with 14k Fittings
  • Manufacturer
  • Model
    Burkart, Clarion, Wave, Sterling silver, Grenadilla Clarion 14k Fittings, Grenadilla Wave 14k Fittings
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