New Flute

The New Flute


The new Flute is the Altus AS1007EB with a .925 sterling silver body and Silverplated keywork.

This flute has a B- foot and will be more robust,  stronger and lighter than the first one.  All experience and ideas from the first flute and from other instruments are brought together in this flute.

Also the case and the bag will be build with more efficiency so this flute can go as handluggage in the airplane.

Maarten Visser has put all his skill in it to make this instrument to be a Stradivarius among the flutes.


This is the flute before Maarten Visser has rebuilt it.

2 may 2007 Maarten presented the flute to Edit, see pictures. The president of Altus Co., Shuichi Tanaka is not only a master–flutebuilder, but also fluteplayer. His prefers the flutes from the middle of the 19th century. Louis Lot, Bonneville, Lebret are flutebuilders who inspired him. Every Altus flute is a handmade artpiece. The tone of the Altus flutes is rich and elegant. Model 1007 has a solid sterling silver (925/000) headjoint, body and foot joint and silverplated keywork. De headjoint is handmade.