7607 18K Gold Series

The 18K gold adds additional darkness to the variety of colors, turning the soprano nature of the C Flute into a more contralto timbre. Warm toned, 18K gold has a higher density and malleability in material which provides a comfortable resistance as well as timbre sophistication. This material has grown in popularity with professionals and performing artists.

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

All 18K gold - drawn tone holes

Keys: Closed / Open

Foot: C-foot / B-foot

Split-E Mechanism: Available

Open G# system: Available (offset only)

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

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

Lipplate & Riser options:

14K gold

Key Options:

C# trill key

D# roller

C# roller

Pitch options:

A = 442, 440, 445

Hand Engraving: Available