"The special thing about my bamboo flutes is that I make the blowhole with coconut shell, making the sound more stable. A real bamboo flute player can usually tell the difference."
Made Sudiasa learned to play the flute when he was 20 years old. He enjoyed it so much he decided to make his own and fortunately his neighbor was an expert flute-maker who taught him well.
"The first bamboo flute I ever made was not good at all, there was no sound! I soon realized the mouthpiece was in the wrong position so after several trials and errors I finally fixed it and the flute made a beautiful sound.
"I played this bamboo flute in my banjar (village community center) and many people liked it. Flautists from another gamelan orchestra heard about my flute and its sound, and wanted to know where they could buy one too! That's when I decided to craft more bamboo flutes to sell and now I receive orders by many more people from other gamelan groups.
"In 1984 I got married in Jasri Karangasem, and now we have a couple of daughters and a son. My wife and children help me out by sanding the bamboo in their free time.
"The first bamboo flutes I made where plain, but now I work together with a neighbor who paints them by hand. Now my bamboo flutes are not plain anymore.
"The special thing about my bamboo flutes is that I make the blowhole with coconut shell, making the sound more stable. This is because differences in the weather temperature can affect the sound. A real bamboo flute player can usually tell the difference."
While my toddler daughter enjoys listening to me play, this flute is far, far from a toy. A real instrument, made with care and professionalism that can only come from a lifetime of commitment. Well made, beautiful to look at and a joy to play, even for an unskilled novice like me.
dear made sudiase , i recieved the flute (butterfly melody) today. it is a wonderful flute , it made me very happy. thank you very very much for this incredible flute. i realy appreciate your work . i would like to buy more flutes like that but in different keys. could you tell me if you make different keys of that wonderful flute ? thank you very very much
I just received my flute yesterday & have been having fun playing it. I own a number of flutes & every one of them a little different. An easy flute to play for those who might not know compared to a transverse of quina flute. It was so well packaged that an elephant could have ran over it (you never know about the postal service I guess) but certainly made it here without a problem & I do recycle, but am keeping the little man who decorated the package. Many thanks & I hope you make & sell many more flutes!