With over 135 years experience making the world's highest quality woodwind instruments, Selmer brings that acquired knowledge, dedication, and passion to its SPC411 intermediate piccolos. Selmer’s commitment to quality and innovation ensures that each piccolo delivers the best performance experience no matter where you perform.
The new intermediate SPC411 piccolo features a Grenadite headjoint and body. Grenadite is a proprietary blend of 6 different materials, the largest portion of which being Grenadilla wood. This material helps produce a darker and richer tone than ABS resin but more stable from elements than 100% Grenadilla wood. Additionally, the headjoint is handcut to ensure a fantastic response and a resonant, full tone. All Selmer flutes and piccolos are hand assembled, feature beautiful and fluid keywork, Pisoni pads, made of premium quality materials, and professionally set up at Conn-Selmer’s Center for Woodwind Excellence located in Elkhart, Indiana, USA.
The premium hand-cut headjoint is made of Grenadite, which contains qualities similar to Grenadilla wood that adds greater depth, richness, and variety to the tonal spectrum. Additionally, this proprietary blend of material is able to withstand extreme temperature and humidity changes without cracking. The beautifully designed and handcut headjoint responds effortlessly, providing an easy response and a tone that is rich, expressive, and even through all registers.
The silver plated keywork is hand assembled to the same specifications as our intermediate and professional piccolos with carefully adjusted springs that create a light, fast and fluid key action. Additionally, these piccolos feature Pisoni pads, ensuring long-lasting pad seating and stability.
The combination of the Grenadite headjoint and body provides performers a piccolo that plays very similarly to a Grenadilla wood piccolo but that is more sturdy, durable, and withstands variation in atmospheric conditions such as temperature and humidity extremes better than Grenadilla. The conical bore combined with the carefully designed tone hole system create an incredibly in-tune piccolo with wonderful resonance.
Every Selmer piccolo is professionally set up, play-tested, and adjusted at the Conn-Selmer Center for Woodwind Excellence located in Elkhart, Indiana, USA to ensure each instrument is received in optimal, professional adjustment and ready to last a lifetime.