The Miyazawa handcrafted alto flute combines an exceptionally responsive headjoint with keys spaced for optimal comfort, achieving an effortless quality of performance. Featuring grenadilla inserts on the keys' contact points for enhanced security, the Miyazawa Alto Flute is the choice of symphony players and alto flute soloists worldwide. Two different top-of-the-line models prove Miyazawa's commitment to being the leading innovator of professional alto flutes. The SH Alto is a handmade alto flute with sterling silver headjoint, silver plated nickel silver body, footjoint and key mechanism. The PCM Alto features a handmade sterling silver headjoint with PCM-silver alloy body and footjoint, while the ST Alto is an all silver headjoint, body and footjoint model with nickel silver key mechanism. Miyazawa Alto flutes are made with straight headjoints only.