Through the careful selection of materials and the Altus dedication to handmade craftsmanship, the Artist Series achieves an unparalleled balance between performance quality and affordability.
Artist Series flutes feature handmade silver-plated mechanisms well-known for their hardness, strength and durability without sacrificing exceptional fluidity and feel. The extruded body tubes maintain a standard thickness and include drawn tones holes and the Altus-Bennett scale.
Other standard features include stainless steel springs and French-pointed keys, Each flute comes in a French style leatherette covered wood case with a zippered, fleece lined cover and a shoulder strap.
The Altus flute is a genuine handmade instrument and is the product of brilliant engineering, modern metallurgy, and seasoned craftsmanship. All Altus Handmade flute models are distinguished by a variety of tube materials and manufacturing techniques.
Years of research and development have allowed Altus to pair the highest quality materials with a range of flute making techniques culminating in the prized collection of the world’s finest flutes available today.
Standard features include the Altus-Bennett scale, exclusive SP-1 springs, drawn or soldered tone holes and French-pointed keys. Each model comes in a rich leather covered wood frame French case with leather wrap-around cover.
ALTUS Harmony flutes offer many qualities not generally found in other flutes. Specifically designed for either the soloist or ensemble player, the Altus Harmony collection provides the most ergonomic finger position and accurate intonation for ease of expression and rich tonal color.
Features include hand cut embouchure holes, hand soldered C# tone holes, drawn tone holes, mother of pearl buttons on key extensions, French pointed arms, and stainless steel springs. Trill keys and Split E mechanisms are included on all ALTUS Harmony flutes.