Burkart Piccolo Elite Deluxe

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  • $7200.00
  • Manufacturer
    Burkart
  • Headjoint
    Clarion, Burkart, Wave, Clarion in Sterling Silver, Mancke Grenadilla wood straight cut, Mancke Grenadilla wood medium wave, Mancke Mopane wood straight cut, Mancke Mopane wood medium wave, Mancke Mopane wood straight cut with 14k gold riser, Mancke Rosewood wave crest with 14k gold riser
  • On/Off Split E Slide
    None, On/Off Split E Slide
  • G# Facilitator
    None, G# Facilitator
  • Vented C Key
    None, Vented C Key
  • Tenon and End Ring
    Silver, 14k Gold
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General - Burkart Piccolo Elite Deluxe

A piccolo player, Lillian Burkart has spent decades researching and refining the petit flute. The widely acclaimed Burkart piccolo sets industry standards, and is played in many of the world's top ensembles. In concert with James Phelan, Ms. Burkart continues to apply precise and technically sound methods to the crafting of piccolos. From the selection and aging of the finest woods to the careful voicing of each instrument, every Burkart piccolo is unsurpassed in tone and playability. Each Burkart piccolo is crafted with these features and techniques:

Wood - African grenadilla wood alone meets our requirements for acoustical warmth, hardness, density and, with proper management, stability. The world's finest grenadilla is selected for the Burkart piccolo. Our aging process is unmatched and includes selection, curing, turning, drilling and, most of all, time.

Scale and Voicing - The Burkart piccolo scale has been developed to produce the most in-tune scale possible without compromise to the full, flute-like sound for which it is heralded. In 2007 Lillian Burkart set out to once again revolutionize the piccolo, and a new scale was born using modification in toneholes and bore. Showcased at the 2007 National Flute Convention, this updated scale was received with overwhelming compliments. Features include:

  • Low D is no longer flat
  • Middle D is no longer sharp
  • Middle G is no longer sharp
  • In the area of B, C#, & D above staff the relative intonation is improved
  • High F# speaks more easily
  • High B speaks more easily
  • More resonant low register

Mechanism - All keywork, ribs and posts are made of Sterling silver. Burkart's precision and craftsmanship ensure stability, longevity and low maintenance.

Ergonomic Key Work - A slightly offset G fingerbutton and subtle modifications to the right hand and D# lever position, as well as new engineering of the thumb keys, aid comfort and technical facility for players with large or small hands.

Pads - All Burkart Elite piccolos are now standard with Straubinger piccolo pads custom made to Burkart specifications. Cork pads are recommended in the trill and G# keys.

Split E mechanism - All Burkart piccolos come standard with a split E mechanism.

Headjoint Styles

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. Also available in Sterling silver or 14k gold.

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.

Mancke - Mancke headjoints are now available on Burkart flutes and piccolos. Please call for availability and price.

 

Models and Pricing

Model Description List Price
Deluxe Sterling silver mechanism, Tenon, and End ring
$7200
Deluxe 14k Sterling silver mechanism, 14k Tenon and End ring
$8700

Headjoint Options

Option Price
Wave
$180
Clarion in Sterling Silver
$100

Key Options

Option Description Price
On/Off Split E Slide Each piccolo comes standard with a sleek split E mechanism to provide effortless production of the high E. For the piccolo connoisseur, Burkart has developed a reliable way to engage or disengage the split E mechanism. The most favorable high G to A trill fingering can be used with the split E off.
$600
G# Facilitator The high G# facilitator eliminates the need to use two right hand fingers to assist the production of a high G#. It is activated automatically when the player fingers G#. Unlike prior European facilitators, this design does not inhibit the production of high C.
$450
Vented C Key The Vented C key offers enhanced tonal flexibility, dynamic control, and multiple possibilities for alternate fingerings. No Charge
14k gold keys
Special order only; please call for price.
 

 

  • Manufacturer
    Burkart
  • Headjoint
    Clarion, Burkart, Wave, Clarion in Sterling Silver, Mancke Grenadilla wood straight cut, Mancke Grenadilla wood medium wave, Mancke Mopane wood straight cut, Mancke Mopane wood medium wave, Mancke Mopane wood straight cut with 14k gold riser, Mancke Rosewood wave crest with 14k gold riser
  • On/Off Split E Slide
    None, On/Off Split E Slide
  • G# Facilitator
    None, G# Facilitator
  • Vented C Key
    None, Vented C Key
  • Tenon and End Ring
    Silver, 14k Gold
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