Arthur Haswell Flute Repairs
Altus 1807 AL RBE with open-holes, half-offset G, B-foot.
The Altus 1807 AL is simply one of the finest modern flutes. SInce its introduction it has been adopted by a significant number of professionals and amateurs, many of whom have come to it either from another Japanese brand or their beloved old French flute.
Having acquired an unrivalled reputation for quality and reliability, Altus went back to their roots to produce a contemporary version of a Louis Lot. And their achievement in producing the AL Model has been to ally that lovely singing sound to a modern scale and first class mechanics.
The seamed tube is made from a specially composed .925 silver formulated to resemble that used by Louis Lot. The headjoint is made from Altus' own .946 silver. The half-ofset G configuration is easier on the left hand.
This flute has had one careful owner from new, is eight years old and has been serviced by us every year without fail. It is in excellent condition and comes with its original case and leather outer cover.
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Tone holes are beautifully formed and soldered to the seamed body. The pads are in excellent condition with many years' life.
Close up of LH pads and tone holes. The keywork is light and crisp, the action immediate.