The 1607 model is made from a flat piece of silver that is rolled, hand planished, and then seamed. The Altus seamed tube is truly the only handmade flute tube available in modern production. The player feels the vibrance of the instrument as the audience becomes captivated by its tonal beauty. Soldered tone holes and D# rollers are standard. Sterling Silver mechanisms are mounted on Pure .997 Silver hinge tubes. 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.