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907 Standard Series

907 is the best beginner flute to pave the way for your musical journey.

Introduction

The combination of sterling silver and Britannia silver on the handmade headjoint gives the Altus 907 a sophisticated sound. The well-balanced Altus scale and the mechanism combined will offer the playabitliy any beginner flutist can dream of.

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 and riser, Britannia silver headjoint, nickel silver body, footjoint and mechanism - silver plated - 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.

Ag958

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.

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



Key Options:

C# trill key



Plating Options:

18K gold

Platinum

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