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. The Altus 1507 comes with soldered tone holes rather than the more common drawn tone holes. The benefit is that the thickness of the tone holes can be consistent with the tube, if not thicker, which helps with resonance and projection (when you draw the metal out of the tube to form the tone holes, it makes the tube and the tone holes thinner by necessity).
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.