Home >> World Musical Instruments >> World Wind Instruments >> Flutes & Whistles >> Bansuri, Deluxe Flute in A#/Bb 22"
Bansuri, Deluxe Flute in A#/Bb 22"
Rollover image for closeup

Bansuri, Deluxe Flute in A#/Bb 22"

Item #: MD.FLPAS-D

List Price: $49.90
Our Price:
$37.99

No Rating Unrated ( Be the first to review this item )

by Banjira

Bansuri Flute. Made by Banjira. (MD.FLPAS-D)

Free Shipping on this item in orders above $199

Temporarily Out of Stock -- Notify Me when Back in Stock

Found in:  Flutes & Whistles

 

Deluxe Professional Bansuri flute in A#/Bb, approximately 22 inches in length. The Professional Bansuri has a mouthpiece that is played in a similar way as the western transverse flute. It is made from a single piece of bamboo with seven holes. The pitch indicated for the bansuri means the flute will play that pitch with the first 3 holes covered. The dominate hand plays the lower three holes. The seventh hole is optional and rarely played. Its main purpose is to give greater accuracy in the upper octaves. It may be played on the rare occasion when you need to play the Ni in the lower octave.

The bansuri is a transverse flute from India, literally from the words bans (bamboo) and suri. It is one of the oldest musical instruments. All half notes, accidentals and microtones are produced by a unique fingering system. The finger holes have to be precisely covered either fully or half by the phalanxes of the fingers and not by the fingertips. This technique also simplifies the playing of longer bansuris. The standard quality of the Indian bansuris produce a quite beautiful sound, but their tuning is often not exactly to the western standard notes. It can happen that they sometimes sound slightly out of tune to the western ear.

The professional Bansuri flutes are made from only one type of bamboo, called cinchor. This bamboo only grows in the interior forests of Assam. Only straight Bamboo of 3 to 4 years old and of the proper diameter can be used. The cut bamboo is then treated, dried and stored for years until it is properly seasoned. The longer it is seasoned the better the flute. The correct notes are achieved by piercing the seasoned bamboo with hot iron rods in precise positions along the length.

"I stumbled onto your web site by looking for a specific type of classical guitar string, which you carried. I ordered them yesterday and they arrived just an hour ago, about 24 hours after I placed the order! What fantastic service -- and your prices are very good. I play several string instruments and I will buy all my strings (and other supplies) from you in the future. Thanks for the great work."

-- J.R., Covington, GA
"Thanks for your great service. You will see more orders from me in the future. Thanks again."

-- C.F., Helmetta, NJ
"Your service and products are absolutely outstanding! I've used Musician's Friend & Music 123 and they can't touch your firm! It's good to know there's still a musical merchant that cares for its customers! Members of Harmony Central recommend you guys. I read their reviews and I'm glad I did. Thanks again & have a great day!"

-- C.T., Iron Station, NC
 
 
 
Over 140,000 Items In Stock and Ready to Ship
 
Search