1107 is the most special model at this level and is definitely the best choice if you are searching for something different. The 1107 model is composed of an all Britannia silver body and silver-plated mechanism that Featuress our Altus Scale. It offers a beautiful mellow sound and profound resonance that gives rise to a different charisma with the balanced tone palette any Altus flute is equipped with.
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.
Sterling silver lip-plate and riser, Britannia silver headjoint, body and footjoint, nickel silver mechanism - silver plated - drawn tone holes
A traditionally created silver alloy composed of 95.8% silver, also dubbed the Britannia Silver for its historic existence in British coinage. Mr. Tanaka first created Altus flutes with this alloy for a Renaissance of 19th century flute sound. This alloy has an increased density and is considerably softer than Sterling Silver. This allows the instruments to make darker and richer tonal color without the use of greater wall thickness.
silver plated all over
Altus Flutes looks into detail in manufacturing our products. The standard series flutes are silver plated all over. Not only does it give the flute extra resistence and strengthen the sound quality, but this also allows the flute to have a nice, consistent look.