Hammig

For well over 200 years, handmade piccolos from the Philipp Hammig workshop have been recognized as instruments of superior design, innovation and craftsmanship. The Hammig family legacy of crafting woodwind instruments began around 1780, and started with Christian Gottlob Hammig (1759-1836), who worked as an independent maker producing transverse flutes, piccolos, clarinets, and oboe in Markneukirchen, Germany. The profession of musical instrument making has been passed down from generation to generation and came to Philipp Hammig’s hands in the early 1900s. During the period between 1906 to 1920, Philipp Hammig developed his instrument making skills, learning the profession in his father’s workshop, then went on to Berlin to the firm Rittershausen to study specialized flute making. Philipp Hammig returned to Markneukirchen upon finishing his vocational training. 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.

Hammig piccolos are sought after all over the world due to the character found in their sweet, dark sound; a response only found in the traditional use of aged woods.

  • Hammig Headjoint Piccolo

    For well over 200 years, handmade wood piccolos from the Philipp Hammig workshop have been recognized as instruments of superior design, innovation, and craftsmanship. Acclaimed for their rich, deep tonal character, Hammig Piccolo headjoints are crafted of the finest seasoned African Grenadilla and Cocus woods. Choose from any of the headjoint styles or cuts shown below. Cocus wood piccolo headjoints are only available on Cocus wood piccolos and are not sold separately.

    Headjoint Styles - Hammig Headjoint Piccolo

    Hammig Cut 
    Provides a dark, sweet sound with depth and projection throughout all registers. This style offers a comfortable amount of resistance and is very colorful and powerful. This headjoint is available in Grenadilla or Cocus wood.

    Modified Wave 
    This headjoint affords a great amount of stability with an extremely focused and clear sound. A very gratifying response and a wide dynamic range are characteristic qualities. This headjoint is available in Grenadilla or Cocus wood.

    Modified Thin Wave 
    Thin-wall version of the modified wave head, featuring a hand-carved raised embouchure plate. This innovative design combines the stability and clarity of the modified wave style with the flexibility afforded by thin-wall tubing. Available in Grenadilla wood only.

    Models and Pricing - Hammig Headjoint Piccolo

    DescriptionPrice 
    Grenadilla wood
    $1050
    Cocus wood (Hammig Cut, Modified Wave Only)
    $1250
    • $1,200.00
  • Hammig Piccolo 650/2

    For well over 200 years, handmade wood piccolos from the Philipp Hammig workshop have been recognized as instruments of superior design, innovation, and craftsmanship. Acclaimed for their rich, deep tonal character, Hammig Piccolos are crafted of the finest seasoned African Grenadilla and cocus woods. The Hammig scale provides the ideal balance between intonation and ease of response throughout all registers.

    The Hammig 650/2 piccolo has the following standard features

    • handmade Grenadilla wood body and head
    • silver-plated mechanism
    • standard pitch A=442
    • off-set G and large G# lever
    • French-style pointed tonearms attaching the trill key, G# and D#
    • leather case, case cover and cleaning rod
    • Straubinger pads
    • split E mechanism - assures effortless production of the high E; ideal venting of the toneholes is acheived as the upper G remains open while the lower G closes when the high E is fingered
    • choice of headjoint cut
    • 6-month headjoint exchange

    Hammig Guarantee - Each Hammig piccolo is extensively tested and regulated in the United States and is guaranteed against defects in manufacturing to the original purchaser when purchased from an authorized Hammig supplier. This limited warranty covers defects in workmanship and materials as well as cracking for a period of one (1) year from date of purchase.

    Headjoint Styles

    Hammig Cut 
    Provides a dark, sweet sound with depth and projection throughout all registers. This style offers a comfortable amount of resistance and is very colorful and powerful. This headjoint is available in Grenadilla or Cocus wood.
    Hammig_Cut
    Modified Wave 
    This headjoint affords a great amount of stability with an extremely focused and clear sound. A very gratifying response and a wide dynamic range are characteristic qualities. This headjoint is available in Grenadilla or Cocus wood.
    Modified_Wave
    Modified Thin Wave 
    Thin-wall version of the modified wave head, featuring a hand-carved raised embouchure plate. This innovative design combines the stability and clarity of the modified wave style with the flexibility afforded by thin-wall tubing. Available in Grenadilla wood only.
    Modified_Thin_Wave

     

    • $5,495.00
  • Hammig Piccolo 650/3

    For well over 200 years, handmade wood piccolos from the Philipp Hammig workshop have been recognized as instruments of superior design, innovation, and craftsmanship. Acclaimed for their rich, deep tonal character, Hammig Piccolos are crafted of the finest seasoned African Grenadilla and cocus woods. The Hammig scale provides the ideal balance between intonation and ease of response throughout all registers.

    The Hammig 650/3 piccolo has the following standard features:

    • handmade Grenadilla wood body and head
    • silver-plated mechanism
    • standard pitch A=442
    • off-set G and large G# lever
    • French-style pointed tonearms attaching the trill key, G# and D#
    • leather case, case cover and cleaning rod
    • Straubinger pads
    • split E mechanism - assures effortless production of the high E; ideal venting of the toneholes is acheived as the upper G remains open while the lower G closes when the high E is fingered
    • high G# mechanism - (excluding model 650/2) eliminates the necessity of employing an alternate fingering when playing the high G#; adjusts the venting height of both thumb keys when the G# lever is pressed, increasing the clarity and stability of high G#
    • choice of headjoint cut
    • 6-month headjoint exchange

    Hammig Guarantee - Each Hammig piccolo is extensively tested and regulated in the United States and is guaranteed against defects in manufacturing to the original purchaser when purchased from an authorized Hammig supplier. This limited warranty covers defects in workmanship and materials as well as cracking for a period of one (1) year from date of purchase.

    Headjoint Styles

    Hammig Cut 
    Provides a dark, sweet sound with depth and projection throughout all registers. This style offers a comfortable amount of resistance and is very colorful and powerful. This headjoint is available in Grenadilla or Cocus wood.
    Hammig_Cut
    Modified Wave 
    This headjoint affords a great amount of stability with an extremely focused and clear sound. A very gratifying response and a wide dynamic range are characteristic qualities. This headjoint is available in Grenadilla or Cocus wood.
    Modified_Wave
    Modified Thin Wave 
    Thin-wall version of the modified wave head, featuring a hand-carved raised embouchure plate. This innovative design combines the stability and clarity of the modified wave style with the flexibility afforded by thin-wall tubing. Available in Grenadilla wood only.
    Modified_Thin_Wave

     

    • $5,795.00
  • Hammig Piccolo 650/4 Grenadilla wood

    For well over 200 years, handmade wood piccolos from the Philipp Hammig workshop have been recognized as instruments of superior design, innovation, and craftsmanship. Acclaimed for their rich, deep tonal character, Hammig Piccolos are crafted of the finest seasoned African Grenadilla and cocus woods. The Hammig scale provides the ideal balance between intonation and ease of response throughout all registers.

    The Hammig 650/4 piccolo has following standard features:

    • handmade Grenadilla wood body and head
    • Sterling silver mechanism
    • standard pitch A=442
    • off-set G and large G# lever
    • French-style pointed tonearms attaching the trill key, G# and D#
    • leather case, case cover and cleaning rod
    • Straubinger pads
    • split E mechanism - assures effortless production of the high E; ideal venting of the toneholes is acheived as the upper G remains open while the lower G closes when the high E is fingered
    • high G# mechanism - (excluding model 650/2) eliminates the necessity of employing an alternate fingering when playing the high G#; adjusts the venting height of both thumb keys when the G# lever is pressed, increasing the clarity and stability of high G#
    • choice of headjoint cut
    • 6-month headjoint exchange

    Hammig Guarantee - Each Hammig piccolo is extensively tested and regulated in the United States and is guaranteed against defects in manufacturing to the original purchaser when purchased from an authorized Hammig supplier. This limited warranty covers defects in workmanship and materials as well as cracking for a period of one (1) year from date of purchase.

    Headjoint Styles

    Hammig Cut 
    Provides a dark, sweet sound with depth and projection throughout all registers. This style offers a comfortable amount of resistance and is very colorful and powerful. This headjoint is available in Grenadilla or Cocus wood.
    Hammig_Cut
    Modified Wave 
    This headjoint affords a great amount of stability with an extremely focused and clear sound. A very gratifying response and a wide dynamic range are characteristic qualities. This headjoint is available in Grenadilla or Cocus wood.
    Modified_Wave
    Modified Thin Wave 
    Thin-wall version of the modified wave head, featuring a hand-carved raised embouchure plate. This innovative design combines the stability and clarity of the modified wave style with the flexibility afforded by thin-wall tubing. Available in Grenadilla wood only.
    Modified_Thin_Wave

     

    • $7,695.00
  • Hammig Piccolo 651/4 Cocus Wood

    For well over 200 years, handmade wood piccolos from the Philipp Hammig workshop have been recognized as instruments of superior design, innovation, and craftsmanship. Acclaimed for their rich, deep tonal character, Hammig Piccolos are crafted of the finest seasoned African Grenadilla and cocus woods. The Hammig scale provides the ideal balance between intonation and ease of response throughout all registers.

    The Hammig Cocus wood 651/4 piccolo has following standard features:

    • handmade Cocus wood body and head
    • Sterling silver mechanism
    • standard pitch A=442
    • off-set G and large G# lever
    • French-style pointed tonearms attaching the trill key, G# and D#
    • leather case, case cover and cleaning rod
    • Straubinger pads
    • split E mechanism - assures effortless production of the high E; ideal venting of the toneholes is acheived as the upper G remains open while the lower G closes when the high E is fingered
    • high G# mechanism - (excluding model 650/2) eliminates the necessity of employing an alternate fingering when playing the high G#; adjusts the venting height of both thumb keys when the G# lever is pressed, increasing the clarity and stability of high G#
    • choice of headjoint cut
    • 6-month headjoint exchange

    Hammig Guarantee - Each Hammig piccolo is extensively tested and regulated in the United States and is guaranteed against defects in manufacturing to the original purchaser when purchased from an authorized Hammig supplier. This limited warranty covers defects in workmanship and materials as well as cracking for a period of one (1) year from date of purchase.

    Headjoint Styles

    Hammig Cut 
    Provides a dark, sweet sound with depth and projection throughout all registers. This style offers a comfortable amount of resistance and is very colorful and powerful. This headjoint is available in Grenadilla or Cocus wood.
    Hammig_Cut
    Modified Wave 
    This headjoint affords a great amount of stability with an extremely focused and clear sound. A very gratifying response and a wide dynamic range are characteristic qualities. This headjoint is available in Grenadilla or Cocus wood.
    Modified_Wave.jpg
    • $8,495.00
  • Headjoint Piccolo - Hammig Grenadilla Wood Hammig Cut (Pre-Owned)

    Hammig Grenadilla wood Hammig cut piccolo headjoint.

    All our used, pre-owned, and demo instruments are fully serviced before made available for sale. They are disassembled and cleaned; cork replaced, pads and leaks fixed; and fully re-assembled and re-adjusted.

    We also provide a six-month warranty on further adjustments or issues with corks, felts, or pad seating for all our used, pre-owned, and demo instruments.

    • $800.00
  • Headjoint Piccolo - Hammig Grenadilla Wood Modified Wave (Pre-Owned)

    Hammig Grenadilla wood Modified Wave piccolo headjoint.

    All our used, pre-owned, and demo instruments are fully serviced before made available for sale. They are disassembled and cleaned; cork replaced, pads and leaks fixed; and fully re-assembled and re-adjusted.

    We also provide a six-month warranty on further adjustments or issues with corks, felts, or pad seating for all our used, pre-owned, and demo instruments.

    • $750.00
  • Piccolo - Hammig 650/2 #29430 (Pre-Owned)

    Hamming 650/2 piccolo #29430 has a Grenadilla wood Modified Wave headjoint with a Grenadilla wood body and a silver-plated mechanism with a split-E mechanism.

    All our used, pre-owned, and demo instruments are fully serviced before made available for sale. They are disassembled and cleaned; cork replaced, pads and leaks fixed; and fully re-assembled and re-adjusted.

    We also provide a six-month warranty on further adjustments or issues with corks, felts, or pad seating for all our used, pre-owned, and demo instruments.

    • $4,500.00
  • Piccolo - Hammig 650/3 #32652 (Pre-Owned) - SOLD

    Hammig piccolo model 650/3 #32652 has a Grenadilla wood Modified Wave headjoint with Grenadilla wood body, silver-plated mechanism, G# facilitator and a split-E mechanism.

    All our used, pre-owned, and demo instruments are fully serviced before made available for sale. They are disassembled and cleaned; cork replaced, pads and leaks fixed; and fully re-assembled and re-adjusted.

    We also provide a six-month warranty on further adjustments or issues with corks, felts, or pad seating for all our used, pre-owned, and demo instruments.

    • $3,895.00
  • Piccolo - Hammig 650/3 #36518 (Pre-Owned) - SOLD

    Hammig piccolo model 650/3 #36518 has a Mancke headjoint with exchangeable tenon, a Grenadilla wood body, silver-plated mechanism, G# facilitator, split-E mechanism and Straubinger pads.

    All our used, pre-owned, and demo instruments are fully serviced before made available for sale. They are disassembled and cleaned; cork replaced, pads and leaks fixed; and fully re-assembled and re-adjusted.

    We also provide a six-month warranty on further adjustments or issues with corks, felts, or pad seating for all our used, pre-owned, and demo instruments.

    • $5,795.00