Altus A9 Flute


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Altus A9 Flute

Altus A9 Flute


The recently improved Altus A9 surpasses the Altus 907, a highly sought-after upgrade for accomplished flute players. It boasts a redesigned headjoint, providing musicians of all skill levels with the opportunity to delve into a diverse tonal range. With a seamed nickel silver body tube, this flute distinguishes itself in its price range by evoking the craftsmanship of renowned flute makers from late 19th-century France. The Altus A9 showcases the newly developed “Altus scale,” meticulously calculated and precisely tuned harmonics. This flute is rich in vibrant overtones, empowering aspiring players to explore and enhance their tone and musical expression.

Flautist Level Advanced +


  • Hand-finished flute
  • C footjoint or B footjoint options available
  • Closed or open hole options available
  • Hand-cut .958 ‘Britannia’* headjoint
  • Nickel-silver seamed body tube
  • Silver-plated body and mechanism
  • Offset G
  • Split E mechanism (*with offset G Models)
  • French-style Pointed key-arms
  • Altus scale
  • Carry case cover with adjustable shoulder strap
  • Leatherette-bound wood case
  • Microfibre polishing cloth
  • Cleaning gauze cloth

*The term “.958” denotes Britannia silver, an alloy comprising 95.8% silver and 4.2% copper, zinc, or other metals. This alloy boasts a higher silver content compared to Sterling silver (.925). Many musicians appreciate Britannia silver for its ability to produce a darker sound with improved projection.

About Altus Flutes

Suichi Tanaka formed Altus Flutes in 1981. A renowned manufacturer of high-quality flutes embodying the European tradition of craftsmanship. Altus Flutes produce richly resonant flutes with flawless mechanism and precise intonation.

For over 25 years, Altus has crafted flutes that embody the ideal marriage of vintage inspiration and modern technology. Created and handmade by Shuichi Tanaka, each Altus flute reflects his passion for producing the finest playing flutes available utilizing the finest of materials, handwork and artistry.

If you have any queries, please call us on 020 7388 8438 (UK) or +44 20 7388 8438 (International)

Product Delivery

  • We dispatch all instruments within the UK via Royal Mail Special Delivery unless otherwise requested, at a standard flat rate of £12 per instrument.
  • We will endeavour to dispatch your order by return and availability of stock if received before 2:30 pm.
  • We use a secure courier service for overseas deliveries outside the United Kingdom. Delivery charges will vary depending on location and weight of goods.

Warranty / Guarantee

All AFP instruments are dispatched fully tested and covered by the AFP Support Plan

Additional information

Weight 0.0000 kg
Key Options

Closed Hole, Open Holes


C Foot, B Foot

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