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Pre-Owned Ian McLauchlan Silver-plated Piccolo Headjoint

£495

  • Workshop Approved

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Unless stated otherwise, all of our pre-owned, ex-demo and ex-display instruments are checked, set up or serviced in our workshop prior to sale.

Our Description

Dear friends, colleagues and fellow flute players.

Many of you will have known or heard of Eva Stewart, Principal Piccolo of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales since 2002, who sadly passed away in August 2017 whilst on holiday in Egypt. It was a shock to all who knew her and came completely out of the blue. Eva was a larger than life character, a wonderful human being and an extremely talented musician and, not to put too fine a point on it, "a complete flute nut", enthusiastic about anything flute or piccolo related and fiercely supportive of her students.

I remember vividly our last conversations together, her discussing us supporting a new wind ensemble prize at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama where she taught for many years. The first competition was held in March 2017, with a second planned for summer 2018.

Eva leaves a collection of her instruments which come in all shapes and sizes, and her family have asked us to handle the sale of this personal collection on their behalf. The complete list and details of each item is available on this website, and we would be very happy to discuss any questions you may have. A proportion of the proceeds from this sale will be donated to Eva's favourite charity.

This headjoint had a beautiful clear colour to the sound, crisp articulation and works very nicely on most piccolos. The ebonite barrel-style lip plate provides a warmness to the sound, whilst having the clarity of the metal tube. In our opinion this headjoint is the perfect substitute for grenadilla, and does not have that piercing quality quite often associated with metal piccolo hgeadjoints.

About Ian McLauchlan

Ian started making headjoints and repairing flutes in the 1980s and since the has established himself as one of the leading flute technicians in the United Kingdom, maintaining instruments belonging to many professional players. Ian's headjoints are undoubtedly one of the best available, combining response advantages of modern development with the tonal range of the earlier French traditions. Ian is a freelance flute player, taught by Trevor Wye and Kate Hill.

Specifications

  • Silver-plated tube
  • Ebonite barrel-style lip plate
  • Fitted to Hammig

Item Details

Item number: C125163 (Please quote this Item Number if you contact us about this item)
Manufacturer: Ian McLauchlan
Model number: Silver-plated
Category: Pre-Owned Piccolo Headjoints

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