Altus Flutes

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The founder of Altus flutes, Mr. Shuichi Tanaka, began his career as a classically trained flutist. During his studies, he not only developed into a gifted flutist, but also a sensitive student of flute making with keen insight into the needs of flutists. In 1977, Mr. Tanaka met British flutist William Bennett. The two men had much in common, including their respect and admiration for the vintage flutes of Louis Lot. With Bennett’s influence and the inspiration of the finest vintage flutes, 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. Over the next decade, global respect and interest for Mr. Tanaka’s innovative Altus flute increased. In 1990, he designed a beautiful building on a peaceful site in Azumino, at the base of the Japanese Alps, to inspire his artistic creations. This breathtaking facility is where Altus flutes are still handcrafted today.

Altus Flute - 1107

$6,250.00

Designed for serious performers refining their talent, the 1107 provides a lush sound that balances brilliance and warmth. Featuring a .958 Britannia silver headjoint and body tube, silver-plated mechanism, and drawn tone holes, this exceptional...

Altus Flute - 1207

$8,500.00

Hand-made entirely of sterling silver, this incredible flute provides rich tonal colors ideal for advancing and professional flutists. The 1207 is made with drawn tone holes, D# roller, inline or offset G, and choice of three headjoints. Customizable...

Altus Flute - 1507

$12,800.00

This flute is made of .958 Britannia silver and offers a choice of three headjoint cuts, allowing individuals to develop their own voice. Featuring soldered tone holes, this flute also includes a D# Roller, inline or offset G key options, and choice of...

Altus Flute - 1607

$13,500.00

Combining a seamed tube with .958 Britannia silver, the 1607 achieves remarkable precision and breadth of tonal color. Constructed with a sterling silver key mechanism and soldered tone holes, this flute includes a D# roller, choice of three headjoint...

Altus Flute - 907

$3,950.00

Mechanical precision and expressive tonal capabilities make this hand-made instrument the perfect choice for the developing flutist. The 907 comes with a handcut .958 Britannia silver headjoint, silver-plated body and mechanism, drawn tone holes, and...

Altus Flute - 1807 AL (Altus Limited)

$16,000.00

Made with a special alloy of Altus .946 silver, the 1807 Altus Limited (AL) combines silver and 18 precious metals to create a flute capable of producing a wide range of colors. Combined with its sterling silver mechanism, soldered tone holes, and seamed...

Altus Flute - 5207

GOLD SERIES Offering the highest level of precision and craftsmanship,14K gold flutes allow the finest players to push the boundaries of expression. Altus gold flutes are handmade from 14K gold and feature the Altus-Bennett scale and pointed key arms,...

Altus Flute - 5407

GOLD SERIES Offering the highest level of precision and craftsmanship,14K gold flutes allow the finest players to push the boundaries of expression. Altus gold flutes are handmade from 14K gold and feature the Altus-Bennett scale and pointed key arms,...

Altus Flute - 807

$2,850.00

Renowned for its open and ringing quality, the handmade 807 is free-blowing and inviting to play, making it the ideal match for students and teachers alike. This flute features a hand-cut headjoint with sterling silver lip plate and riser; silver-plated...

Altus Flute - 1307

$8,900.00

Made of .958 Britannia silver, the 1307 offers brilliance and depth of tone. Each flute includes a sterling silver mechanism, drawn tone holes, D# roller, and inline or offset G key. Additionally, this flute is available with options for split E...

Altus Flute - 1407

$11,500.00

Like the 1207, this beautiful sterling silver flute combines impeccable intonation and depth of tone colors. It features soldered tone holes, D# roller, inline or offset G, and choice of three headjoints. Additional options include tubing thickness,...

Altus Flute - 1707PS (Pure Silver)

$14,500.00

The PS (Pure Silver) flute is capable of a powerful tapestry of sound. Combining its unique sintered .997 silver tube with a .925 sterling silver mechanism, soldered tone holes, D# roller, and inline or offset G key options, this flute boasts the...