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Flutes & Piccolos
The fact that you've come to this section, it's safe to assume that you've been playing the piccolo for at least a couple of years. After all, these are intermediate piccolos, designed specifically for musicians who aren't exactly stage veterans but have serious aspirations about continuing with the instrument. Like their larger sibling the flute, intermediate piccolos are one step closer to a professional model, and they feature many high-end materials and components that you simply won't find on a beginner piccolo.
For an intermediate piccolo that boasts many first-class features but comes at a price that won't break the bank, check out the Pearl Flutes PFP-105 Grenaditte Piccolo. This incredible instrument employs composite Grenaditte: a material that's immune to temperature and humidity changes. In other words, the PFP-105 is crack-resistant and its intonation is amazingly stable. Along with its French pointed arm keys and highwave-style headjoint, it's no wonder this piccolo is a top seller.
After you're done admiring the PFP-105, turn your attention to the Jupiter 905ES piccolo. Featuring a conical bore, split E mechanism, silver-plated keys and a select grenadilla wood body and headjoint, this piccolo could easily have you thinking that you accidentally bought a professional model. But make no mistake, the 905ES - as stunning as it is - was designed specifically for accomplished students who want a warm, engaging tone to complement their hard-earned skills.
And when you get right down to it, that's what makes intermediate piccolos so great: they're instruments made for anyone who has dreams of one day playing on the world's most prestigious concert stages. Truthfully, every intermediate piccolo from this catalog deserves your consideration. In fact, the amazing sound quality and smooth playability of intermediate piccolos from companies like Gemeinhardt, Jupiter and Powell-Sonare could make them easily mistaken for pro-level models.