Altus 1607 Flute
Capable of a fully professional level of performance, the Altus flute is lively and responsive.
The Altus 1607 offers the benefit of seamed tubing throughout the non-seamed 1507 Britannia design. Like other historical seamed flutes, the tone colour tends to be sweeter with a wood-like quality. Its ability to offer exacting tone colours, balanced harmonics, deeper resonance, and minimal mechanical vibration have resulted in the 1607's reputable ability to execute extremes of expressions with ease.
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
- .958 britannia silver, head-joint and body made of a hard seamed tube
- .925 Sterling silver keywork mechanism
- Special soldered C# tone hole riser
- Soldered tone-holes
- SP-1 springs
- C Foot
- Split E mechanism
- Offset G
- Available with open (1607RE) or closed holes (1607E)
The Altus 1607 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: 1607E, 1607RE
- Key: C
- Headjoint: Solid Silver
- Lip Plate: Solid Silver
- Body: Solid Silver
- Foot Joint: C
- Tone Holes: Soldered
- Keywork: Closed Hole (1607E), Open Hole (1607RE)
- Offset G: Yes
- E Mechanism: Split E
- Arms: French (Pointed)