Altus Handmade Flute Model 1407 - Altus Handmade Sterling series, sterling silver (.925) hand-cut headjoint, sterling silver body and mechanism, (.997) pure silver hinge tubes, soldered tone holes, French (open hole) model, pointed key arms, SP-1 springs, D-sharp roller (standard), 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.