Order no.: HLY-196
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Maker: Dhapa Ganambarr
Area of origin: Gangan, Northeast Arnhem Land
Material: Termite hollowed stringybark eucalyptus
Key: Eb (drone) / F# (toot)
Mouthpiece: 3.3cm (internal), 4.5cm (external)
Bell: 7-7.5cm (internal), 8.2-8.5cm (external)
Price: 800AUD + shipping
Description: Dhapa is constantly delivering top-quality didgeridoos for the last few years, it is not surprising, that he is one of the most popular makers of the Northeast Arnhem Land region. His instruments are sought not only by ŋäpaki (non-Indigenous people), but I also often see his instruments played by Yolŋu players during performances or public ceremonies.
This instrument is a great example of Dhapa’s work, the plain timber highlights his attention to detail and effort to give fine finish to his works. The mouthpiece and the bell are perfectly shaped, as you run your hands through the surface you can feel the maker’s refined vision and intention to provide high-quality artwork.
Its sound is rich in overtones and bass; the switch between the drone and the trumpet-sound is effortless, the ‘dups’ are very easy to hit. We recommend this instrument for both contemporary and traditional players.
Available from here: Yirrkala, NT Australia with worldwide shipping