Bansuri Premium

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Our premium bansuris are carefully selected concert instruments for demanding musicians. They are made from precious himalaya bamboo with a unique combination of warmth, softness and clarity.

EU: 89 - 269 € (see below)
incl. 19% VAT, plus 6.90 € shipping within Germany / 6.90 € within Europe
Non-EU: 74,78 - 226,05 € (see below)
plus 6.90 € shipping within Europe / overseas on request

Hallmarks of their quality are the precise tuning, exquisite craftsmanship and the sound, resonance and durability of the bamboo. They are tuned to a = 440 Hertz and have exact intonation in all octaves. Our flute maker Anant Dhotre from Mumbai has learnt his art from his father and cooperates regularly with leading Indian bansuri masters. He is himself a musician and a personal student of master flutist Ronu Majumdar.

The following tunings / sizes are available:

Sa = a - lowest note e (E3)       - length ca. 101 cm: EU 269 € / non EU 226.05 €
Sa = c' - lowest note g (G3)      - length ca. 96 cm: EU 239 € / non EU 200.84 €
Sa = c#' - lowest note g# (G#3) - length ca. 91 cm: EU 229 € / non EU 192.43 €
Sa = d' - lowest note a (A3)      - length ca. 87 cm: EU 219 € / non EU 184.03 €
Sa = d#' - lowest note a# (A#3)  -length ca. 81 cm: EU 209 € / non EU 175.63 €
Sa = e' - lowest note b (B3)      - length ca. 74 cm: EU 199 € / non EU 167.23 €
Sa = f' - lowest note c' (C4)      - length ca. 70 cm: EU 189 € / non EU 158.82 €
Sa = f#' - lowest note c#' (C#4) - length ca. 70 cm: EU 179 € / non EU 150.42 €
Sa = g' - lowest note d' (D4)     - length ca. 64 cm: EU 169 € / non EU 142.02 €
Sa = g#' - lowest note d#' (D#4) - length ca. 63 cm: EU 159 € / non EU 133.61 €
Sa = a' - lowest note e' (E4)      - length ca. 59 cm: EU 149 € / non EU 125.21 €
Sa = a#' - lowest note f' (F4)     - length ca. 57 cm: EU 139 € / non EU 116.81 €
Sa = b' - lowest note fis' (F#4)   - length ca. 51 cm: EU 129 € / non EU 108.40 €
Sa = c'' - lowest note g' (G4)      - length ca. 51 cm: EU 119 € / non EU 100 €
Sa = c#'' - lowest note g#' (G#4)      - length ca. 48 cm: EU 109 € / non EU 91.60 €
Sa = d'' - lowest note a' (A4)      - length ca. 43 cm: EU 99 € / non EU 83.19 €
Sa = e'' - lowest note b' (H4)      - length ca. 38 cm: EU 89 € / non EU 74.79 €

Sound sample bansuri

Features

- tube made of seasoned Cinchor bamboo from Assam (pre-Himalayas)
- highly smooth, silk-matt polished surfaces
- careful tight thread binding to protect against cracks and to stabilise in at least five places
- burnt blowing hole
- six burnt fingering holes for right-handers
- seventh burnt hole for tuning and special fingerings
- special features available on request: eight finger holes, lip plate, tuning 432 Hertz

General Info

We choose each instrument individually according to its tonal beauty and accurate intonation. If you ever face any problems with the intonation of our premium bansuris we can offer you a special pitch adjustment according to your personal specifications.

Manufacturer / Supplier

Our flute maker ANANT DHOTRE from Mumbai’s Dadar district learned the art from his father Ramchandra Dhotre, who started in the 1960s to make flutes of professional quality under the guidance of music critic  Mohan Nadkarni, following the musical aesthetics of bansuri pioneer Pannalal Ghosh who died in 1960. After his father’s death, master flautist Ronu Majumdar became the mentor of young Anant. Under the personal supervision of Ronu Majumdar, Anant Dhotre brought his working techniques to perfection and learned all finer aspects of bansuri-playing. In co-operation with Ronu Majumdar he developed a special kind of bass bansuri, which he calls shankh bansuri. Today he supplies numerous professional flautists inside and outside India and is regarded as one of the best Indian flute makers.

Anant Dhotre uses exclusively straight grown, three to four year old bamboo of the variety Cinchor from the inside of forests in the north eastern Indian state of Assam. After cutting, the bamboo gets dried in the sun for a while, before it is treated with a termite repellent and seasoned for at least three to four years. The longer the seasoning time the better. Anant Dhotre needs approximately three days for actually making a flute. By means of an electronic tuner he tests the burnt fingering holes for their correct size in order to produce exact intonation. He smoothes and protects the surface of his bansuris with an elaborate polishing process. Anant Dhotre signs all his flutes with his monogram near the blowing hole. Since 2006, India Instruments has been buying all premium bansuris from him.