BLEMISHED: Bansuri flute in G, approximately 24.75 inches in length. The 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.
NOTE: the longer the flute, the wider the required finger span. If you have smaller hands, you may be unable to reach all of the finger holes. The following measurements are the distance from the center of the 1st hole to the center of the 3rd hole for each hand. Measurements are in inches and can vary slightly LH = Left Hand, RH = Right Hand.
What does BLEMISHED mean? Product codes ending in "-1" thru "-4" indicate the item is blemished. Items ending in "(S)" indicate a serial number has been added for identification purposes. Product codes ending in "-1(S)" or "-2(S)" are blemished. These products are new and unused with superficial blemishes that may include, blisters in the finish, scratches, dents, stains, discoloration, rust or pitting on metals, imperfect glazes, non-structural repairs such as putty in nail holes, or other surface marks. "-1(S)" product has minor blemishes and a "-2(S)" product has moderate blemishes and/or minor repairs. The irregularity does not affect the playability or sound quality of the instrument. Product codes ending in "-3(S)" and "-4(S)" are new and unused, but required repairs. "-3(S)" has been repaired, but "-4(S)," items REQUIRE REPAIRS to be completed by the buyer at their expense. Product codes ending in "PROP" are deemed unplayable, by our standards, and are recommended for display and theatrical staging purposes only. Please note: For protection and safety, stringed instruments are "DE-TUNED" and floating bridges are laid flat before shipping.
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