mrs. andros has a Bundy piccolo we’re looking to sell on eBay. I don’t know Thing One about piccolos, so if anyone can answer a couple of questions for me, I’d appreciate it.
The piccolo is made of black wood. What kind of wood is it?
It has a wooden head. I’ve seen some with silver heads. Am I correct in thinking that the silver head is more valuable/expensive/better?
Ummm . . I guess that’s it for now. TIA, kids.
I’ll buy it! Whaddaya want for it?
Oh, sorry…1) probably grenadilla wood, the same stuff they use for clarinets.
- No, wooden heads mean they’re practically worthless. I’ll give you twenny bucks. Don’t make me think it over, or it’ll be fifteen.
Actually, upon further examination (it’s been in storage a looong time), the body is a resin of some sort, not wood at all. It’s a somewhat wood-grained plasticy stuff. It has a fantastic tone, though.
And no sale, Uke. I just found one that sold on eBay for $150. Go figure.
But I reckon that I might wait until next August or September, when people are looking for a student piccolo.
Thanks for the offer, though.
You’re going to risk losing my friendship over a lousy hundred and thirty-five bucks?
BTW, is this a C piccolo or a Db piccolo?