Altus 1307 Flute
Altus flutes appeal to the player who has a classical approach to tone and wants a unique flute that is different from conventional offerings.
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Due to its denser material, 958 Britannia silver gives the ALTUS 1307 full silver flute an increased strength of resonance. The instrument’s silvery sound obtains a slightly darker element, which thus provides the musician with a wider range of tonal modulation.
At the leading edge of contemporary flute making, Altus have developed and introduced density-sensitive materials to the flute market, including .958 Britannia. All Altus flutes come as standard with the accurate William Bennett (WIBB) scale, a responsive and durable mechanism, and a precisely hand-cut headjoint, customised for each flute. Altus flutes appeal to the player who has a classical approach to tone and wants a unique flute that is different from conventional offerings.
The Altus Company, founded by Shuichi Tanaka, produces handmade flutes in the town of Azumino in Japan. Altus is one of the most innovative companies when it comes to alloying and new ways of construction. The flute is looked upon as a piece of art, and Altus is relying on the European tradition of flute craftsmanship (Lot and Boehm).
- Supplied with S cut headjoint for flexibility, ease of play and rich tone
- Handmade .958 silver headjoint gives a full, strong and rich tonal range
- .958 Sterling silver body and footjoint
- .925 Sterling silver keywork mechanism
- Special soldered C# tone hole riser
- SP-1 springs
- C Foot
- Split E mechanism
- Offset G
- Available with open (1307RE) or closed holes (1307E)
The Altus 1307 is supplied in a leather covered french style wooden case with a leather wrap around soft cover. Also included is a perspex cleaning rod, gauze cloth and polishing cloth.
- Model: 1307E, 1307RE
- Key: C
- Headjoint: Solid Silver
- Lip Plate: Solid Silver
- Body: Solid Silver
- Foot Joint: C
- Tone Holes: Extruded
- Keywork: Closed Hole (1307E), Open Hole (1307RE)
- Offset G: Yes
- E Mechanism: Split E
- Arms: French (Pointed)