Altus Harmony Series flutes provide the most ergonomic finger position and accurate intonation for ease of expression and rich tonal color. The 819 Alto offers a curved headjoint which releases muscle tension resulting from a bigger and heavier instrument. This option enables a more comfortable playing experience,
Sterling silver lip-plate and riser, nickel silver headjoint, body, footjoint and mechanism - silver plated - drawn tone holes
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.
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. They created the Altus Scale to provide effortless intonation, impeccably tuned harmonics, and exceptionally balanced registers, setting a new standard for flute design. This monumental achievement is one of the hallmarks of the great Altus flute making tradition.