This instrument is only 3 years old and is like new. It has had very little use due to my job supplying an instrument. This instrument retails at £10,495 new. It plays beautifully and has a brilliant bright silver sound.
Open holes, Offset G, E mechanism, C# trill, Medium-heavy wall, B footjoint, D# roller
The Altus 1507 is elegantly crafted to meet the performance requirements of the accomplished flautist. The first in our line of soldered tone hole models, it enhances the drawn tone hole 1307 design with increased overtones due to the additional feature of soldered tone holes. Less resistant than the 1607, this professional Britannia model offers both bright and dark characteristics with an ease of dynamic control and projection for any performance setting.
Altus flutes are held in the very highest esteem by professional players and technicians the world over. Founded by master flute maker Shuichi Tanaka, each Altus flute reflects his passion to produce the finest playing flutes available.
Altus models offer discerning flautists a choice of harmonically tuned and elegant sounding instruments capable of consistently executing technical passages with ease. The many possible combinations of options enable the player to exact a wide range of tone colours.
At the leading edge of contemporary flute making, Altus have developed and introduced density-sensitive materials to the flute market, including .958 Britannia. All Altus flutes come as standard with the accurate William Bennett (WIBB) scale, a responsive and durable mechanism, and a precisely hand-cut headjoint, customised for each flute. Altus flutes appeal to the player who has a classical approach to tone and wants a unique flute that is different from conventional offerings.
• Fully handmade .958 'Britannia' headjoint and body
• Fully handmade .925 solid mechanism
• Soldered tone holes
• open holes
• Offset G
• Split E mechanism
• B footjoint
• French-style 'pointed' key-arms
• William Bennett "WIBB" scale
• SP-1 springs
• Leather-bound wood case
• Protective leather pouch
• Microfibre cleaning cloth
• Inner cleaning gauze
• Perspex cleaning rod with clear and precise headjoint cork markings