Lillian Burkart personally oversees the cutting of every headjoint. The Wave headjoint is carved with a slightly higher front wall (the blowing edge) and lower back wall against which the chin rests. It produces a very rich, clean, projecting tone, with easy control of dynamics. Precious Metal headjoints offer the security of a lip plate, which can afford the occasional player the ease and comfort to master the piccolo. The hand-cut embouchure supports a very easy high register response and a focused, projecting middle and low register.