The S cut features a fairly oval shaped embouchure hole which provides a rich and colourful sound with slightly more blowing resistance than the already hugely popular Z-cut headjoints. The S-cut headjoints are the same as those used on the Altus professional range of flutes, which pays homage to their success and popularity. The headjoint is open and free with a full tone that is suitable for all styles of playing. The rapid response is especially appreciated when crossing large gaps in the range of the instrument.
This new Azumi series also benefits from pointed key arms for accuracy and longevity in the key action, often a feature only found on more expensive flutes.
All Azumi flutes are based on the Altus-Bennett *scale; based on the work and recommendations of renowned British flutist William Bennett and in combination with the manufacturing skills of Altus flutemaker Shuichi Tanaka.
*The scale of an instrument is the relationship of the toneholes to each other, the size of each hole, and the distance of the toneholes from the embouchure. The musician will play with better intonation while expending less effort with a well built scale.
We have a variety of testing environments instore for customers to experience and enjoy. Our range of testing rooms are available to pre-book and we can even reserve stock in advance so if you're making a jouney to see us we can be prepared to make it a special experience for you.
Our specialist trained staff are able to help you. Please contact us or call us on 01628 630800
Dawkes Music & Windcraft Ltd are a globally recognised UK based Music Industry company that have expert staff who specialise in products, performance, teaching and repairing in the brass and woodwind sector.
Purchasing a first Instrument outright need not be an expensive risk with our buy-back scheme. Return your Instrument in good condition within 6 months and we will refund 90% of the purchase price less the original VAT paid.
|Your original purchase price:||£1,473.00|
|We deduct the original VAT paid||£-245.50|
|We make a charge of 10%||£-122.75|
|Total Amount Refunded||£1,104.75|
|Total Cost for 6 Months use||£368.25|
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Foreign orders received before 14:00 (Mon-Fri) are despatched the same day using a tracked and insured service. All Instruments are quality checked by our own workshop prior to despatch.