5407 14K Gold Series

14K gold flutes combine the best of both worlds, offering the rich and smooth colors of gold's unique blending ability, and silver's capacity for a large degree of projection. 14K gold's tone color is dark and warm and its response is both flexible and pure. This material has been fairly popular throughout the years.

Altus Scale

An instrument’s scale is determined by the size and placement of each of the tone holes and their relationship to each other. This crucial design aspect allows flutists to play with accurate intonation and effortless tone.

Altus flute maker Shuichi Tanaka and renowned British flutist William Bennett shared an admiration for Albert Cooper’s vision of updating and modernizing the traditional flute scale. Mr. Tanaka created the Altus Scale in cooperation with Mr. Bennett with vast performance experience and quest for precise intonation.

The collaboration of Tanaka and Bennett set a new standard for flute design. The Altus Scale was carefully designed to provide effortless intonation, impeccably tuned harmonics, and exceptionally balanced registers. This monumental achievement is one of the hallmarks of the great Altus flute making tradition.

Material Composition

14K gold lip-plate, riser, headjoint, body and footjoint, silver post, rib, ring and mechanism - soldered tone holes

Reliable Key Pipes

Altus Handmade Series feature Pristine Silver with powder metallurgy, a process where powdered silver metal is compacted at high pressure to fuse particles together directly into a rigid tube, to strengthen our key pipe structure and increase playability and sustainability.

Soldered Tone Holes

The tone hole chimneys are formed separately and then soldered to the flute joint. This process allows for a consistent wall thickness around the holes and thus enables an even better resonance and timbre.

Keys: Closed / Open

Foot: C-foot / B-foot

Split-E Mechanism: Available

Open G# system: Available (offset, G# lever offset)

Inline / Offset: Available (Offset only for closed hole models)

Embouchure: S-Cut / Z-Cut / V-Cut

Lipplate & Riser options:

18K gold

Key Options:

C# trill key

D# roller

C# roller

Pitch options:

A = 442, 440, 445

Hand Engraving: Available