Since many years the ALTUS Company, founded by Shuichi Tanaka, produces handmade flutes in the town of Azumino in Japan.
ALTUS is one of the most innovative companies when it comes to alloying and new ways of construction. The flute is looked upon as a piece of art, and ALTUS is relying on the European tradition of flute craftsmanship (Lot and Boehm).
ALTUS Handmade Flutes are outstanding instruments due to their precise intonation, the exact mechanics and most of all the richness of tones. People around the world who play ALTUS always emphasize these aspects.
Through the careful selection of materials and the Altus dedication to handmade craftsmanship, the Artist Series achieves an unparalleled balance between performance quality and affordability.
Artist Series flutes feature handmade silver-plated mechanisms well-known for their hardness, strength and durability without sacrificing exceptional fluidity and feel. The extruded body tubes maintain a standard thickness and include drawn tones holes and the Altus-Bennett scale.
Other standard features include stainless steel springs and French-pointed keys, Each flute comes in a French style leatherette covered wood case with a zippered, fleece lined cover and a shoulder strap.