The New Azumi AZ-Z1E comes with a silver plated Altus Z cut headjoint with sterling silver (.925) lip-plate and riser, the body is silver plated. The Z cut headjoint is handmade by Altus, the attention to detail in the handmade process creates a more responsive and flexible tone.
The Z cut features a fairly rectangular shaped embouchure hole which makes it flexible and clean sounding with fantastic articulation. 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
My daughter now 14 - chose this Azumi AZ-Z1E based on its well rounded sound and how easy it is to get it to do what you want. This was an upgrade from her beginner Yamaha flute ( also a very good flute) which she used for 6 years. I can’t wait to hear her performances with this new Azumi -it sounded beautiful in the sound booth at Dawkes and she’s very very happy with it !
We trialled but didn’t buy.
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:||£1,091.00|
|We deduct the original VAT paid||£-181.83|
|We make a charge of 10%||£-90.92|
|Total Amount Refunded||£818.25|
|Total Cost for 6 Months use||£272.75|