Azumi showcases the tradition and beauty for which the flute makers of Japan are recognized and celebrated. Named for the mountainous region of Azumino, Japan, the birthplace of Altus handmade flutes, Azumi flutes rely on the premium performance and playability of the unique Altus "Z" embouchure cut on a Sterling Silver headjoint, which responds quickly and easily and produces a full and rich tone in all three registers. All Azumi flutes feature pointed key arms for an elegant and refined look, improved key strength, and even pad wear, and the Altus-Bennet scale makes these flutes effortless to play in tune. The perfect balance of durable design and affordability, Azumi offers the advancing flutist a superior instrument at a realistic price.