The Prelude line of instruments is built with the beginning musician in mind. The Prelude PC711 piccolo by Conn-Selmer is easy to play and offers great quality at an affordable price. 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 split E mechanism makes the third octave E natural easier to play and speak more clearly. The silver plated head with lip plate allows for a smooth transition between flute and piccolo without an embouchure adjustment.