The composite body gives players the warmer sound of wood without the worry of cracking and warping from temperature and humidity changes. It's perfect for unpredictable weather situations! A conical bore provides more tonal character than a standard cylindrical bore. The silver plated head with a lip plate allows for a smooth transition between flute and piccolo without an embouchure change. Built in Elkhart, Indiana, the Armstrong 307 piccolo is designed to meet the demands of both individuals and institutions.