• Z-Cut Headjoint - The most distinctive feature of all Azumi flutes is the Altus Z-cut professional headjoint which responds quickly and easily and produces a full and rich tone in all three registers.
  • Pointed Key Arms - Usually reserved for professional models, all Azumi Flutes feature pointed key arms for an elegant and refined look, improved key strength, and even pad wear.
  • Altus-Bennett Scale - Based on the work and recommendations of British flutist William Bennett, the Altus-Bennett scale offers excellent intonation, carefully tuned harmonics, and balanced registers.
  • Open Holes - An open hole flute has holes at the center of the A, G, F, E and D keys. Openholes are the standard among intermediate flutes, and are the preference of the majority of flutists.
  • B Footjoint - The flute’s footjoint can be built to low C or B. The B foot reaches down to a low B, one half-step lower than the C footjoint. It has one more key and the length of the tube is extended by about one inch.
  • Inline of Offset G Keys - The G keys of a flute can be made inline or offset. There is no difference in the tone produced with inline or offset G keys, it is simply a matter of comfort and preference.
  • Split E Mechanism - The split E mechanism is designed to make the high E more responsive. This mechanism physically splits the double G keys. When playing G, the keys behave as normal, closing both of the G keys.
  • C# Trill Key - The C# trill key is a lever activated by the first finger of the right hand to open a tone hole next to the thumb key.

Available Configurations

AZ2SRB - Sterling Silver Altus Z-Cut headjoint, silver-plated body, B footjoint, open holes, inline G.

AZ2SRBO - Sterling Silver Altus Z-Cut headjoint, silver-plated body, B footjoint, open holes, offset G.

AZ2SRBEO - Sterling Silver Altus Z-Cut headjoint, silver-plated body, B footjoint, open holes, offset G, Split E.