Azumi AZ3 Series Flute
Designed by Altus founder and flutemaker Shuichi Tanaka, Azumi flutes are a perfect fit for the serious student and aspiring flutist. The most distinctive feature of all Azumi flutes is the Altus Z-cut professional headjoint which responds quickly and easily and produces a full and rich tone in all three registers. All Azumi Flutes feature pointed key arms that are usually reserved for professional models, giving an elegant and refined look, improved key strength, and even pad wear. Based on the work and recommendations of British flutist William Bennett, the Altus-Bennett scale used for Azumi flutes offers excellent intonation, carefully tuned harmonics, and balanced registers. Open holes such as found on the Azumi 2 and 3 flutes are the standard among intermediate flutes, and are the preference of the majority of flutists. While these flutes do have open holes, we have plugs available so a flutist who is not used to playing an open hole flute can still try the open hole models. The plugs also make the transition of learning to play open holes easier, and the plugs simply push through the keys and fall out the end of the body tube. Visit Horn Stash today and try these terrific Azumi Flutes!