Since 1981, Altus Flutes. have offered an entire range of flutes to inspire and support expressive performance for flutists around the world. One of the only contemporary flute manufacturers to continue the craft of handmade seamed tubing for flutes, Altus Flutes. may also be recognized for developing and introducing density sensitive materials to the flute market with its .958 Britannia Silver, .997 Pure Silver, and its exclusive Altus Silver™ used on the seamed Altus Limited models.
Altus materials and designs surpass typical materials and approaches to flutemaking with a consistent standard of excellence and precision. The various models offered are designed and customized for various performing styles and venues. This approach towards flutemaking ensures the effectiveness of your individual performance. All Altus Flutes have the notable and accurate Altus Flute scale based on the recommendations of William Bennett, a durable and responsive mechanism, and a precisely carved headjoint personally crafted by Mr. Shuichi Tanaka that is specifically customized for each flute.
Altus Flutes appeal to the flutist who has a traditional and classical approach to tone, is acoustically discriminating, and one who is searching for something unique and different from conventional offerings. These flutes are made for many years of use, as well as to support the flutist who continually challenges themselves towards higher achievement of expression. We invite you to explore your sound with Altus Flutes.