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1207 Handmade Series

Featuring the classic Sterling Silver (Ag925), the Altus 1207 fulfills the needs of professional flutists by providing an all sterling silver model that allows for a ringing sound and rich tonal palette.

Introduction

1207 is your best choice that paves the way for your musical dream. This model Featuress all sterling silver composition that produces a resonant sound with a balanced tonal palette which all Altus models are equipped with. Sterling silver has been used for centuries in the history of flute making and has been a common choice for flutist of all kinds. This model is a classic flute you can take along with on your professional pursuit.

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

Sterling silver lip-plate, riser, headjoint, body, footjoint and mechanism - drawn tone holes

Ag925

Comprised of 92.5% silver, Sterling Silver has long been the industry standard and widely accepted for making high quality flutes. This silver alloy is strengthened with copper to increase hardness. It is believed that sterling silver instruments possesses incredible resonance and rich colors in timbre.

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.

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



Lipplate & Riser options:

14K & 18K gold available



Key Options:

C# trill key

D# roller

C# roller



Pitch options:

A = 442, 440, 445



Plating Options:

18K gold

Platinum



Hand Engraving: Available

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