Mr. Shuichi "Speedy" Tanaka, the founder of Altus flutes, is a man of many talents. In 1977, Mr. Tanaka met British flutist William Bennett, whose inspired the Altus-Bennett scale, which was carefully designed to provide effortless intonation, impeccably tuned harmonics, and exceptionally balanced registers. Mr. Tanaka designed an innovative modern flute rich in expressive tone colors, with ample capacity for resonance, accurate intonation, and mechanical strength. This was the first Altus flute, built in 1981.
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