This flute has been lovingly taken care of by one previous owner who played professionally with it in Symphony orchestras all around Australia and abroad. According to William Bennett, Trevor Wye and many other authorities on the flute, a player can fundamentally change the way an instrument vibrates and mould it to their sound after playing it for a long period of time. If this is true, then it would explain the special quality of this flute as it has been played by a truly fabulous musician.
For almost 30 years, Altus has hand-crafted flutes that embody the ideals of vintage inspiration and modern technology. Created by Master Flute Maker Shuichi Tanaka, each Altus flute reflects his passion to combine the finest playing flutes with the finest materials and artistry. The meticulous design of the Altus flute and its acclaimed Altus/Bennet scales offers excellent intonation, carefully tuned harmonics and balanced registers. The masterfully hand-sculpted headjoints and precision tubings produce the remarkable sound of the Altus flute.
Altus offers a wide range of tonal colours with the variety of silvers that are used. With the options that are available, each flute carries a personalised sound for every individual player.
Britannia 958 Silver – A traditionally created silver alloy composed of 95.8% silver. The remaining common metals balance a dark, rich tonal color without sacrificing brilliance.