Anand Dhotre


About

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Anand Dhotre has become one of the world's leading flute makers, who has been praised by some of the greatest maestros, including Pt. Ron Majumdar, Arvind Ganjendragadkar, and Keshav Ginde. The flute making process involves piercing hot iron rods through the bamboo at specified points to create the holes used to play, and this process is an art form that was passed down to Mr. Dhotre by his father, the late Ramachandra Dhotre.

Mr. Dhotre takes roughly three days to produce one professional concert flute, and his attention to detail leads to perfection in every flute that he produces.

Innovations

Mr. Dhotre has also led the field of bansuri making with his genius innovations over the years. The creation of the neo-bansuri has been one of the most recent improvements to the centuries old instrument. Anand has incorporated a lip plate just below the blowing hole (taken from the western style metal flute), an innovation which creates a resting place for the lower lip, and leads to a bigger, more rich sound.

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Product List

Hindustani Bansuri

C scale Bass Hindustani Flute 34-36 inches
C# scale Bass Hindustani Flute

34-36 inches

D scale Bass Hindustani Flute 32-34 inches
D# scale Bass Hindustani Flute 32-34 inches
E scale Bass Hindustani Flute 30-31 inches
F scale Bass Hindustani Flute 28 inches
F# scale Bass Hindustani Flute 27 inches
G scale Bass Hindustani Flute 25-26 inches
G# scale Bass Hindustani Flute 24 inches
A scale Bass Hindustani Flute 24 inches
A# scale Bass Hindustani Flute 22 inches
B scale Bass Hindustani Flute 22 inches

Bass Hindustani Flute

C scale Medium Hindustani Flute 20 inches
C# scale Medium Hindustani Flute 18-19 inches
D scale Medium Hindustani Flute 18 inches
D# scale Medium Hindustani Flute 17 inches
E scale Medium Hindustani Flute 16 inches
F scale Medium Hindustani Flute 15 inches
F# scale Medium Hindustani Flute 14 inches
G scale Medium Hindustani Flute 13 inches
G# scale Medium Hindustani Flute 12 inches
A scale Medium Hindustani Flute 12 inches
A# scale Medium Hindustani Flute 12 inches
B scale Medium Hindustani Flute 11 inches

Medium Hindustani Flute

E scale Bass Carnatic Flute Order Only
F scale Bass Carnatic Flute Order Only
F# Scale Bass Carnatic Flute Order Only
G scale Bass Carnatic Flute Order Only
G# scale Bass Carnatic Flute Order Only
A scale Bass Carnatic Flute Order Only
A# scale Bass Carnatic Flute Order Only
B scale Bass Carnatic Flute Order Only

Bass Carnatic Flute

C scale Medium Carnatic Flute Order Only
C# scale Medium Carnatic Flute Order Only
D scale Medium Carnatic Flute Order Only
D# scale Medium Carnatic Flute Order Only
E scale Medium Carnatic Flute Order Only
F scale Medium Carnatic Flute Order Only

Medium Carnatic Flute

Neo-bansuri

The neo-bansuri is one of Anand Dhotre's newest modified bansuris, incorporating a lip plate (like a western flute), which gives the lower lip a resting position, extra support, and a bigger sound than the traditional bansuri. These bansuri's are exclusive to Anand Dhotre, and are available via special order. For available scales please contact info@sarosh.ca.