Is Altus a good flute?

Is Altus a good flute?

Altus low-end flutes are widely considered to be some of the most amazing values in an affordable flute on the market. They are incredibly well built, and I find (personally, at least) that they are extremely flexible in terms of the sound you can get out of them even with the stock heads, which are always awesome.

Where are Altus flutes made?

Since many years the ALTUS Company, founded by Shuichi Tanaka, produces handmade flutes in the town of Azumino in Japan.

What is AZ cut Headjoint?

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.

Where are Azumi flutes made?

Designed by Altus founder and flutemaker Shuichi Tanaka, Azumi flutes are a perfect fit for the serious student and aspiring flutist. Featuring a true professional model headjoint, made in Japan by Altus, the Altus Z-Cut headjoint helps you produce a full & rich tone in all three registers.

What is AZ cut?

The z-cut is used so that the optic axis of the crystal is perpendicular to the flat surfaces causing the ordinary and extraordinary rays to follow the same path through the crystal and maintain the polarization of the beam. Quartz cuts and polishes well and is insoluble in water.

Are Azumi flutes good?

From the outset, the Azumi stood out for two main reasons: the strong resonant tone which could be easily obtained, and the quality feel of the mechanism. Having narrowed it down to Azumi, I tried three different flutes. The AZ-Z1 (silver lip plate & riser, but otherwise silver plated nickel) was a good instrument.

What is az cut crystal?

What is Z cut quartz?

How can you tell how old a flute is?

Your flute was made in 1980. That is determined by the “30” prefix to the serial number. From 1974 to present – The prefix number plus 50 will give you the date manufactured. So, 30 + 50 = 80 (1980).