Altus Handmade Flute Model 1107 - Altus Artist series, Britannia silver (.958) hand-cut headjoint, Britannia silver body with silver-plated mechanism, drawn tone holes, French (open hole) model, pointed key arms, stainless steel springs, (.016") tubing, B footjoint. Handmade in Japan.
Altus offers three different headjoint styles: The "Classic Cut," the "Z-Cut," and the "V-Cut."
Renowned for producing the trademark Altus sound, the Classic Cut headjoint provides vibrant warmth with excellent projection. Its pure tonal center allows the artist great flexibility with an infinite color palette.
With a more rectangular embouchure hole with minimal over and undercutting, the Z-Cut headjoint produces a quick response without sacrificing flexibility or control. The sound is open and free with a darker tonal color.
Altus has created one of its most powerful headjoints, the V-Cut, capable of producing an exceptional tonal depth without sacrificing flexibility. Featuring a high front wall and steep angled lip plate, this headjoint performs at the cutting edge of modern headjoint design.