Azumi RBO Open-Hole Fute
For almost 30 years, Altus has hand-crafted flutes that embody the ideals of vintage inspiration and modern technology. Created by Master Flute Maker Shuichi Tanaka, Altus flutes reflect his passion for combining the finest playing flutes with the finest materials and artistry. The meticulous design of Altus flutes and its acclaimed Altus/Bennet scale offers excellent intonation, carefully tuned harmonics and balanced registers. The masterfully hand-sculpted headjoints and precision tubings produce the remarkable sound of the Altus flute. Azumi flutes are also designed by Mr. Tanaka and are a perfect fit for the serious student and aspiring artist.
The most distinctive feature of all Azumi flutes is the Altus Z-cut professional headjoint which responds quickly and easily and produces a full and rich tone in all three registers.
The Z Cut headjoint is handmade by Altus and is included on every Azumi flute. The attention to detail in the handmade process creates a more responsive and flexible tone. The headjoint features a fairly rectangular shaped embouchure hole which makes it responsive and clean with fantastic articulation. This headjoint is open and free, singing easily in all registers. It is a headjoint which begs to be played, because it makes all those difficult things seem so much easier. Response from the low B to the high C (and even D!) is immediate and flawless. The sound is open and full. The tone produced blends beautifully, and is therefore very well suited for a band or orchestral setting. The response makes it a fantastic choice for jazz players as well, who sometimes have to jump from sax to flute and get the high C to pop as though it is easy.
Silver-Plated Altus Z-Cut™ Professional headjoint with Sterling Silver lip-plate and riser, silver-plated body, B footjoint, open holes, offset G.