Powell Signature Piccolo
Perfect Performance Plan
Included with every new instrument:
- Pre-Sale Set-Up
- Owner's Check-Up
- Three-Year Warranty
VQ Powell's handmade custom piccolos have for a long time been a preferred instrument of distinguished professional players. Joining the popular flute in the Powell Signature range is the Signature piccolo, also made at the Powell workshop in the USA. This is the first piccolo to be offered by Powell at this price point and uses high-grade aged Grenadilla-wood for the headjoint and body, with .925 solid keys - unheard of before at this price.
The tonal qualities are consistent over the register: good projection and a dark sound. The sound has extra depth due to the quality of the wood and the thickwall "Classic style" headjoint. Often, a thickwall headjoint can increase the resistance, but this is reduced to an ideal level by hand undercutting the tone holes.
In 1916, Verne Powell joined the Wm. S. Haynes Company to make wooden flutes and piccolos. By 1926, Powell was the shop foreman at Haynes and was running much of the business. Later that year, he left Haynes to make his own flutes. In 1927, Verne Q. Powell Flutes, Inc. was incorporated at 265 Huntington Drive in Boston, Massachusetts. In 1961, Powell sold his company to four employees who ran the company until 1984 when two employees, Jim Phelan and Rob Viola, became the owners. In 1986 Steven Wasser bought the shares belonging to Mr. Viola and gained controlling ownership. Jim Phelan left the company in 1989 to pursue other interests, and Mr. Wasser became the full owner. Each Powell flute has a unique character, yet all bear a family resemblance. They are made with care to exacting tolerances. Ultimately, a Powell flute is crafted to a high musical performance standard.
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Item DetailsManufacturer: Powell
Model number: Sig-Picc
Category: Conservatoire Piccolos