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Here is the range of flutes by Sri Jeff Whittier.
You may order on-line by clicking on the “Order here” link next to the instrument you need.
Please note: all flutes are made for right-handed playing, unless otherwise ordered.

Bansuri are available in the following sizes:

“F” Flute:

 Model #

 * Tonic

Key

Length

Holes

Price

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FF6

 F

 C

 14"

 6

$45

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FF7

 F

 C

 14"

 7

$50

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“E” Flute:

 Model #

 * Tonic

Key

Length

Holes

Price

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EF6

 E

 B

 15"

 6

$50

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EF7

 E

 B

 15"

 7

$55

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“D#” Flute:

 Model #

 * Tonic

Key

Length

Holes

Price

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DSF6

 D#

 B flat

 16"

 6

$60

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DSF7

 D#

 B flat

 16"

 7

$65

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“D” Flute:

 Model #

 * Tonic

Key

Length

Holes

Price

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DF6

 D

 A

 17"

 6

$60

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DF7

 D

 A

 17"

 7

$65

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“C#” Flute:

 Model #

 * Tonic

Key

Length

Holes

Price

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CSF6

 C#

 G#

 18"

 6

$65

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CSF7

 C#

 G#

 18"

 7

$70

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“C” Flute:

 Model #

 * Tonic

Key

Length

Holes

Price

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CF6

 C

 G

 19"

 6

$70

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CF7

 C

 G

 19"

 7

$75

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“B” Flute:

 Model #

 * Tonic

Key

Length

Holes

Price

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BF6

 B

 F#

 20"

 6

$75

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BF7

 B

 F#

 20"

 7

$80

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“A#” Flute:

 Model #

 * Tonic

Key

Length

Holes

Price

Order

ASF6

 A#

 F

 21"

 6

$85

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ASF7

 A#

 F

 21"

 7

$90

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“A” Flute:

 Model #

 * Tonic

Key

Length

Holes

Price

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AF6

 A

 E

 22"

 6

$95

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AF7

 A

 E

 22"

 7

$100

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“G#” Flute:

 Model #

 * Tonic

Key

Length

Holes

Price

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GSF6

 G#

 D#

 23"

 6

$110

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GSF7

 G#

 D#

 23"

 7

$115

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“G” Flute:

 Model #

 * Tonic

Key

Length

Holes

Price

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GF6

 G

 D

 24"

 6

$115

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GF7

 G

 D

 24"

 7

$125

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“F#” Flute:

 Model #

 * Tonic

Key

Length

Holes

Price

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FSF6

 F#

 C#

 25"

 6

$130

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FSF7

 F#

 C#

 25"

 7

$135

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“F” Flute:

 Model #

 * Tonic

Key

Length

Holes

Price

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F2F6

 F

 C

 26"

 6

$140

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F2F7

 F

 C

 26"

 7

$150

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“E” Flute:

 Model #

 * Tonic

Key

Length

Holes

Price

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E2F6

 E

 B

 27"

 6

$150

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E2F7

 E

 B

 27"

 7

$160

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“D#” Flute:

 Model #

 * Tonic

Key

Length

Holes

Price

Order

DS2F6

 D# (bass)

 B flat

 28"

 6

$175

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DS2F7

 D# (bass)

 B flat

 28"

 7

$185

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“D” Flute:

 Model #

 * Tonic

Key

Length

Holes

Price

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D2F6

 D (bass)

 A

 29"

 6

$190

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D2F7

 D (bass)

 A

 29"

 7

$200

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* The tonic (Indian Sa) of the bansuri is the note sounded when 3 finger holes are closed. 6 holes closed determines the key. The same flute may be referred to by either its tonic or key.

Please note: Flutes custom made from specially selected pieces of rare bamboo are available at prices about $40.00 higher per flute. Please E-mail or call 254-771-2899.


Our flutes are not returnable. As we live in the age of SARS virus and other contagious diseases we do not wish to spread germs.

Features:

  • Handcrafted in the traditional way.
  • Carefully made from high-quality imported Indian Bamboo.
  • Finest quality instruments.

New! Bansuri Flute case by Buckingham Music, Inc.:

Price $22.00

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Special models:

Pandit G. D. Sachdev Concert and Recording Model:

This very special flute, made from a specially selected piece of rare bamboo, to Pandit G. D. Sachdev‘s exact specifications is now available here for the first time on-line.

 Model #

 * Tonic

Key

Length

Price

Order

FFSGSS

 F

C

29"

$200

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Pandit Hari Prasad Concert and Recording Model:

This very special flute, made from a specially selected piece of rare bamboo, to Pandit Hari Prasad‘s exact specifications is now available here for the first time on-line.
Please note: this is made as a right-handed flute unless specially ordered.   You can order a left handed model for $25 more. 

 Model #

 * Tonic

Key

Length

Price

Order

EFPHP-R

 

 E

B

30"

$200

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EFPHP-L

 

 E

B

30"

$225

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Quick flute maintenance Q &A:

Q:
“When I bought my first baby one many years ago in India, I was advised to occasionally oil it with mustard seed oil. More recently, I bought a grown up one from a player in India. Once I’d got it home, and stretched my hands to finger it, I oiled it with linseed oil, which seemed to me to improve the quality of the sound, though my main reason was to protect it from the moisture in the breath. Is this a good or a bad idea? I am replacing this bansuri because, as I was warned by the seller, it is slightly out of tune. Also, it has almost half an inch of bow in it’s length. Is this bow detrimental to the sound?”

A:
“Linseed oil usually contains harmful additives. Mustard seed oil is edible. Which one would you rather have on your lips? Oil does protect from the moisture of the breath, but too much oil is bad too and will make the bamboo deteriorate. Twice a year, only on the inside, is enough.
Bow is an aesthetic consideration. A slight bow doesn’t mean much. However, a greater bow may also be accompanied by deformities in the diameter, and that will destroy the tuning.”
Sri Jeff Whittier, maker.

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Please direct all inquiries to paula@buckinghammusic.com

Copyright 1997-2007, N. P. Cutchey, USA. 254-771-2899. All prices and specifications are subject to change without notice.  Actual product may vary slightly from that pictured due to the nature of all instruments being handmade.

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