There are exceptions to every rule, of course, and in this case that means piccolos like the Gemeinhardt 4SS Professional Piccolo. Employing a sterling silver head, body and keys like its larger cousin the flute, this model is designed for players needing maximum projection. For a more traditional grenadilla piccolo, on the other hand, you'll need to look no further than the remaining options in this section, which include a few more models from Gemeinhardt along with other makers' offerings such as the Yamaha YPC-82 Professional Piccolo. You might even come across a signature model or two - for instance, there's the Gemeinhardt Roy Seaman Signature Piccolo, which is a tribute to one of the greatest craftsmen to ever make a piccolo.
No matter what you're looking for in your instrument, it's safe to say that when you're browsing at the professional level, you already have a good idea in advance about the specific traits you want to see in it. So go ahead and take a close look at all the professional piccolos here until you find the one that best meets all your requirements. Whether you're a veteran player adding to your collection or a newly-minted pro stepping up from the intermediate level, there's sure to be a great fit for you.