823 800 Series

.925 Sterling Silver Lip Plate, Silver-Plated Headjoint, Body, and Mechanism

Combining traditional technologies with impeccable workmanship, Altus bass flutes deliver amazingly effortless response at every dynamic, especially in the lower register. The silver-plating and sterling silver lip plate and riser provides the player with a lightweight instrument with exceptional tone.


The Altus 823 Bass Flute offers an ergonomic design, featuring a hand crutch on the joint. It relieves the pressure on the left hand, allowing for utmost comfort and playability.

Material Composition

Sterling silver lip-plate and riser, nickel silver headjoint, body, footjoint and mechanism - drawn tone holes

Comprised of 92.5% silver, Sterling Silver has long been the industry standard and widely accepted for making high quality flutes. This silver alloy is strengthened with copper to increase hardness. It is believed that sterling silver instruments possesses incredible resonance and rich colors in timbre.

Altus Scale

Altus flute maker Shuichi Tanaka and renowned British flutist William Bennett shared an admiration for Albert Cooper’s vision of updating and modernizing the traditional flute scale. They created the Altus Scale to provide effortless intonation, impeccably tuned harmonics, and exceptionally balanced registers, setting a new standard for flute design. This monumental achievement is one of the hallmarks of the great Altus flute making tradition.


Silver-plated headjoint with sterling silver lip plate and riser, Silver-plated body and foot joint, Silver-plated mechanism, Drawn tone holes, Stainless Steel Springs