Altus 1707 Flute
Altus professional models offer discerning flautists a choice of harmonically tuned and elegant sounding instruments capable of consistently executing technical passages with ease. The many possible combinations of options enable the player to exact a wide range of tone colours.
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997 ALTUS Pure Silver is currently the purest silver used in flute manufacture. In addition, ALTUS is the only flute maker to manufacture instruments from this material. In contrast to the ALTUS “PSD” – Model 1407, the tonehole risers of the new ALTUS “PS” – Model 1707 are soldered on. This results in far greater purity and clarity of sound, the instrument has high tonal flexibility, it is homogeneous across the whole gamut, and the enormous projection capacity across all registers will certainly not remain unnoticed. A truly masterful instrument, made by an artist for artists. For a less resistant 99.7% 'High Purity' flute, try the Altus PSD with drawn tone holes.
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
- .997 pure 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 (1707RE) or closed holes (1707E)
The Altus 1707 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: 1707E "PS", 1707RE "PS"
- Key: C
- Headjoint: Solid Silver
- Lip Plate: Solid Silver
- Body: Solid Silver
- Foot Joint: C
- Tone Holes: Soldered
- Keywork: Closed Hole (1707E), Open Hole (1707RE)
- Offset G: Yes
- E Mechanism: Split E
- Arms: French (Pointed)