Burkart Flutes & Piccolos

The Burkart company makes flutes and piccolos. The founder and the president is Lilian Burkart. Instruments are made of wood, gold and silver. Piccolos are made of grenadilla wood. They use silver rod for making flutes and piccolos posts. With the CNC led machine 50% of the metal is removed from the post. Three very small holes are drilled into the post. They use optical comparator  to magnify images of the post for inspection. 3D technology ise used to see the internal depths of the piccolo tone holes and predict interferences when keys are modified. The piccolos are made of African grenadilla wood. The tree is felled in Tanzania using sustainables practices. The wood is stored for 5 years. The scrap generated is recycled.

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