Altus Handmade Flute Model 807 - Altus Artist series, sterling silver (.925) lip plate and riser, silver-plated hand-cut headjoint, silver-plated body and mechanism, drawn tone holes, French (open hole) model, pointed key arms, stainless steel springs, (.016") tubing, B footjoint. Handmade in Japan.
Altus offers two different headjoint styles: The "Classic Cut" or the "Z-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.