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I have stumbled across one. Anyone know what it might be worth? And are they good?
 

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If it is wood, then it should be good BUT wood heads are hard to match to bodies of other makers. Often people think that by adusting the cork that all will be well however the inner sleeve needs to be quite tight inside the bore of the body or there will be bad notes and iffy intonation. As far as value, I would guess in the $350-400 range.
 

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I second Bruce on all this. which kind of headjoint: traditional, wave or thin wave? And which Hammig: J.G., A.R. Or Philipp?
 

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As the owner of a Hammig piccolo made about ten years ago, I like the headjoint on it and the character of the sound. However, I wish it were a little bit longer as the groups I play in use A440 as a pitch standard, requiring the head be pulled out about 1/4 inch. If I pushed the head in all the way, it could play at old HP. It was probably designed for higher pitches in Europe. If Hammig sold a 440 headjoint, I'd probably buy it.
 
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