Azumi flutes are a combination of handmade headjoints, produced by the world renowned Altus, with a high quality flute body and mechanism (produced by Azumi). The headjoint design is one of the most important elements in influencing the characteristic of any flute´s tone. The significance of the headjoint inspired the founder of Azumi flutes – Shuichi Tanaka to produce a handmade headjoint combined with a flute body that is affordable, yet of a high production quality which led to combining the Azumi flute body with a handmade Altus headjoint. With this
vision the Azumi flute series was born – to satisfy the different demands of the intermediate and the more advanced musician. The ethos behind Azumi flutes is to offer players a flute with which they can develop their playing to advanced levels at an affordable price.
The Azumi AZ-Z1RE is supplied with an Altus Z-Cut headjoint which is designed to offer ease of articulation with projection and precise focus of tone. The French pointed key arms add stability and strength to the offset G key mechanism. The headjoint, body tube and keywork are all silver plated nickel silver. Open hole model with offset G key.
- Altus handmade Z-Cut silver plated headjoint
- Sterling silver (.925) lip plate and riser
- Silver plated body and mechanism
- Pointed French style key arms
- Open hole, offset G
- Split E mechanism
- Supplied in hard case with outer cover
- Pitch A = 442Hz