Within the professional flute player's market, The Woodwind & Brasswind is happy to represent Altus Flutes, one of the leading brands among professional symphony and jazz musicians. Altus founder and creator Shuichi Tanaka had a keen fascination with metallurgy and experimented for many years with different materials and how they affect the sound and resonance of the instrument. Gold, silver, platinum and other metals used on different parts of the instrument in differing percentages deliver a variety of attributes in sound and playability. With Altus flutes, Tanaka has crafted a design concept that has resulted in some of the finest flutes in the world. Worthy of musicians at the highest level, Altus flutes can be found in major symphonies and on elite jazz stages across the world. If you are ready for an instrument that you will cherish for a lifetime, Altus merits your consideration.