Emotion, Spirit, Tradition
Altus offers a wide variety of tonal colors with the variety of silvers that are used. With the options that are available, each flute carriers a personalized sound for every individual player.
Any Altus Silver Series flute can come in an Atsui Finish.
The 1207 Altus includes drawn tone holes and is available with a variety of keywork and headjoint options.
The 1307 Altus includes drawn tone holes and is available with a variety of keywork and headjoint options.
The 1407 Altus includes soldered tone holes and is available with a variety of keywork and headjoint options.
The 1507 Altus includes soldered tone holes and is available with a variety of keywork and headjoint options.
The 1607 Altus is made with our standard Britannia 958 Silver.
The PS is capable of a powerful tapestry of sound. Its unique sintered tube provides the strength and power to produce amazing projection and intensity.
The 1807 Altus Limited (AL) is made with our special alloy of Altus 946 Silver™.
Comprised of 92.5% silver, Sterling has long been the industry standard for making high quality flutes. The classic pairing of flutist and the original precious metal has long been held as the soul of fluting. Connect with the flute’s great history and extend your personality into the future.
A traditionally created silver alloy composed of 95.8% silver. The remaining common metals balance a dark, rich tonal color without sacrificing brilliance. Personality exudes from the Britannia Series! Advanced players and teachers appreciate its immediate reaction to player demands due to its customizable character, and its ability to demonstrate a vast palette of tone colors and technique with clarity and precision.
Our exclusive powdered Pure Silver (PS) tube is made possible only through highly innovative sinter technology. Normally, pure silver is too soft for successful flute tube production because it requires trace amounts of harder metals in the alloy to give it sufficient strength. The traditional method of creating a melted metal alloy results in pure silver tubes unsuitable for flute making. Sinter technology creates hard tubes of pure silver by compacting the silver under great pressure without melting it into a soft alloy. This unique process produces a dense and brilliant hard silver tube with supreme projecting qualities. The PS is capable of a powerful tapestry of sound. Its unique sintered tube provides the strength and power to produce amazing projection and intensity.
Our proprietary Altus Limited (AL) alloy combines silver with the world’s finest precious metals. It is a perfectly engineered blend consisting of 94.6% silver and 18 precious metals, including small amounts of platinum and gold. Inspired by the preferred metallurgy of the great French flute making tradition, Altus silver was designed specifically for seamed tube creation. Only Altus silver provides the correct silver blend for extensive hand forming and represents the highest art in flute making available today. This results in a flute capable of producing a wide array of complex tonal colors.
Made from a flat piece of metal that is rolled, hand planished, and then seamed, the Altus seamed tube is truly the only handmade flute tube available in modern production. There is no other flute as expressive. The player feels the vibrance of the instrument as the audience becomes captivated by its tonal beauty.