Vintage E. Rittershausen-Conical Piccolo-Made c. 1920-Superb-Just Overhauled
Serial Number 4847-Made c. Collector or Player Look! There’s something magical about the sound of a vintage instrument. This one was made by one of the masters of instrument making! Emil Rittershausen trained under Boehm and Mendler in Munich and in Vienna. In 1905 Rittershausen won the Prussian Silver Medal and was named the “best flute making shop in the world”. This piccolo number 4847 was probably made around 1920. This lovely and rare piccolo is a conical bore with a bauble head and corked joint. The sounding length is 10 1/2 or 26.67cm. It plays at approximately A=442 and can be played at A=440 with the head pulled out a little. Mechanically it was found in very good condition. No cracks or chips in the wood. No evidence or wear or damage to the mechanism. The body is grenadilla and the keys are nickel and unplated. The springs are blue steel. Just overhauled with all new pads and corks and treated with almond oil to insure the wood is not too dry. All in all a great playing instrument with a strong robust tone on every note. A light springy action and a fluid response. Flute collectors and players, take a look at this instrument: for the sound, for the design, for the history! OWN a piece of HISTORY! I also have many more photos and can take photos at your request. The item “Vintage E. Rittershausen-Conical Piccolo-Made c. 1920-Superb-Just Overhauled” is in sale since Tuesday, March 27, 2018. This item is in the category “Musical Instruments & Gear\Wind & Woodwind\Band & Orchestral\Flutes”. The seller is “vintageflutes” and is located in Jersey City, New Jersey. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Brand: Rittershausen
- MPN: Does Not Apply
- Skill Level: Professional
- Model: Conical
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany
- Body Material: Wood