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 tone holes and the Altus-Bennett scale.
For dedicated performers refining their talent to rise above the rest, the 1107 has a lush sound with a noticeable balance of brilliance and warmth. Each Altus flute includes a case, cover, cleaning rod, and cleaning cloth.
Classic Cut – Oval shaped embouchure hole – produces a sweet sound with flexibility and penetrating projection. Renowned for producing the trademark Altus sound.
Z Cut – More rectangular shaped embouchure hole and minimal over and undercutting, produces a quick response without sacrificing agility. Offers full projection over the entire range of the flute and a darker more dramatic tone color.
V Cut – The newest cut from Altus. The lip plate has a dramatic angle at the blowing edge. Most players find this option more powerful than the Classic or Z cut, with a gorgeous colorful sound.