Reiner piccolo serial #674, in cocuswood with a silver mechanism, pitched at A=442Hz, split E, high G# facilitator, high F# mechanism, Bb shake, needle steel springs, felt pads except for cork pads on the double thumb. It plays beautifully and is sweet like a little flute, the top high B and C pop right out, full low register, excellent scale.
After working for Philip Hammig, Hans Reiner (1903 – 1982) established his own flute company in 1936 in Schöneck, Germany. He became one of the most important flute makers in Germany. His workmanship is exceptional as it is reflected on this piccolo. He made wood and silver flutes, alto flutes and piccolos. But it is his piccolos that are legendary and highly sought after in Europe. Very few of his instruments are brought into North America.
On #674, the fine mechanism is in excellent shape, pads are in very good condition and cover well, the keys have some tarnish. The wood is beautiful and of the finest quality. This is a highly desirable piccolo for players and collectors.
Maker’s marks on body and headjoint, serial number under G# key.
Mark: HANS REINER/ SCHÖNECK i. V. (curve)
The embouchure hole measures at 8.63 x 10.52 mm.
Please see detailed photos below.
Sorry, it is sold.
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