For almost 30 years, Altus has hand-crafted flutes that embody the ideals of vintage inspiration and modern technology. Created by master flute maker Shuichi Tanaka, each flute reflects his passion to combine the finest playing flutes with the finest materials and artistry. The meticulous design of this flute and its acclaimed Altus/Bennet scales offers excellent intonation. carefully tuned harmonics and balanced registers. The masterfully hand-sculpted head joints and precision tubings produce the remarkable sound of the Altus flute. Altus 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.