Pre-Owned Azumi Flutes AZ-S3E Flute
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Unless stated otherwise, all of our pre-owned, ex-demo and ex-display instruments are checked, set up or serviced in our workshop prior to sale.
Altus flutes are held in the very highest esteem by professional players and technicians the world over. Now the Altus sound is available at an affordable price, thanks to the Azumi flute.
The key to the success of the Azumi is the Altus headjoint. This is the S-cut style, handcut in Japan, which has an oval shape to the embouchure hole providing a rich and colourful sound with slightly more blowing resistance than the already hugely popular Z-cut headjoints on the Z series Azumi flutes. 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.
In a continuing quest for perfection, Altus have released the Azumi S series. Working on the success of the Z series flutes the new S series uses a combination of silver purities which work in harmony with the S-cut handmade headjoint to produce a stunning range of flutes.
This flute has been through our workshop and is playing brilliantly. It has some scratching to the headjoint tenon, but this is purely cosmetic.
About Azumi Flutes
Produced by Altus Flutes for the step-up market, Azumi flutes include a professional Altus headjoint and French-style pointed key arms. Azumi flutes are among our most popular upgrade flutes.
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- Handcut Altus S-cut .958 'Britannia' headjoint
- .925 solid lip-plate and riser
- .958 'Britannia' body
- Silver-plated mechanism
- Closed holes
- Offset G key
- Split E mechanism
- French style Pointed key-arms
- C footjoint
- Modern accurate scale
Azumi Series: S vs Z
Z series: Rectangular shaping to the embouchure hole leading to a quick response and an easy focusing and production of tone.
S series: Oval shaping to the embouchure hole leading to more blowing resistance and a rich, colourful and 'personal' sound.
The different combinations of silver purities used in the S and Z series underlines the characteristics of each cut to the headjoint, bringing out the individual qualities of each.
- Faux leather-bound wood case
- Plush-lined case cover with side pocket and shoulder strap
Item DetailsItem number: C126253 (Please quote this Item Number if you contact us about this item)
Serial number: UD0***
Manufacturer: Azumi Flutes
Model number: AZ-S3E
Category: Pre-Owned Step-up Flutes