Bansuri Catalog & Ordering
If you would like to order South Indian Carnatic flutes - please visit my Carnatic flutes page.
To buy a standard bansuri click on the corresponding "Buy Now" button in the catalog and make your payment through Paypal. In case you prefer to pay by means other than Paypal, click here for alternate payment methods. If you want to order more than one flute, please use the order form to save on shipping cost.
Ranging from the biggest, which is a whopping 40 inch long flute tuned with tonic (Sa) at A Super bass (220Hz), to a pocket size 10 inch murliwith Sa at D# High (1245Hz), my concert bansuri flutes are built in 31 sizes. The standard configuration Bansuri is a right-handed seven tone hole side-blown bamboo flute. The tonic note SA is at first 3 finger-holes closed, as is the tradition. Please see my interactive fingering chart for clarity. The bansuri's listed in the catalog down below are Standard bansuri's. A standard Bansuri has binding at two points - top and bottom. Some of the images in the catalog may have custom bindings - at more than two points
Though at times I do have a couple of bansuri's in stock, most of my bansuri flutes are made against your order and therefore it is easy for me to custom- build a bansuri for you with your preferences in mind.
When I make a flute for you, I welcome you to provide me with some basic information about your level of expertise and the largest size/ type of flute you play currently. Of course, if you are a complete beginner that's absolutely fine too. This information helps me build a bansuri that will cater to your playing needs the best.
I provide basic customization on all my flutes without any additional cost. Please see the column on the right for more information.
For a nominal additional cost, I can make customized bansuri to your detailed specifications also. Please see the column on the right for more information.
An example of a custom-made bansuri: You can have your new Anubodh baansuri tuned to your favorite scale.
Example of custom-scale bansuri:
Say instead having a Bansuri flute tuned to the usual
Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Dha Ni (Raag Kalyan scale)
have it tuned to
Sa re GA ma Pa dha Ni (Raag Bhairav scale)
This way you could avoid/reduce half-holing for some time more and move on to playing faster passages/ tan-paltas e.g. in Raag Bhairav, Raag Puriya Kalyaan etc. A great way to start savoring the joy of playing difficult to finger raga's on Bansuri till the the time one becomes proficient in playing half notes.
To order a custom-built bansuri as per your specifications, please use the order form to specify your requirements and I will get back to you promptly with the price and payment link.
For international orders: Please note that for deliveries outside of the U.S.A., custom duty/ VAT/other taxes etc., as applicable in the country of the delivery, shall be borne by the buyer.