Azumi Flute AZ-1
ModelAZ1SRBO offset, AZ1SRBEO offset with split-E
Designed for the advancing flutist, the Azumi body features the Altus-Bennett scale for more accurate intonation, wide-rib construction for more durability against normal wear and tear, a sturdy key mechanism, and advanced features like the gizmo key. The Altus Z-cut headjoint features a hand-cut embouchure hole with a wider, rectangular shape to provide a quick, free response and large tone throughout all registers.
The Azumi AZ1 possesses a crisp, bright sound, with a mechanism that enhances immediate playability. The AZ1 (as well as the 2 and 3) sports a handmade Altus Z-cut headjoint; the AZ1 Altus headjoint, however, is silver-plated with a sterling silver lip plate and riser where the AZ2 and AZ3 Altus headjoints are full silver. The AZ1 body and mechanism are silver-plated nickel-silver with a B foot and off-set G.
Other common features of the Azumi models include:
- B foot
- offset G
- Open hole
- Pointed tone arms