The New Azumi AZ-Z3RBE comes with a sterling silver Altus Z cut headjoint with solid silver lip-plate and riser, the body is also sterling silver with an open hole configuration and the addition of the B foot joint for an extended range. 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.
- Sterling silver body with open holes and B foot joint.
- Sterling silver headjoint, lip plate and riser.
- Pointed French style key arms for improved key strength.
- Z Cut Altus Headjoint.
- Supplied in hard case with outer cover.
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