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Standard Emerson piccolo usually made before 1998. If it says ELD model on the barrel, then it probably had a gold plated lip.
 

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It depends. All are good but the older plastic ones with the posts on the body are not really great. The metal ones are cylindrical and the best are the wood ones. The plastic bodies that have ribs screwed on are nice.
 

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Thanks, Bruce.

This one is metal. Cylindrical, I guess. Am I right that conical bodies are better? Is that for intonation reasons?
 

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That is what I have heard many times. But my question remains unanswered... Why?...

Tone? Intonation? Both?

Thanks for any insights!
 

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Mostly response. I make some C-foot cylindrical pics and tehy are fine intonation wise. Mine try to mimic a small flute. The only metal conicals available in numbers would be Haynes and Gemeinhardt.
 
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