A great instrument from Balku: easy-to-play drone and toot, medium backpressure, clear and crisp sound with great acoustics; the chamber is open all the way through the body, therefore the sound is straight forward. The only unusual feature of this yiḏaki is the thick wall – usually Balku creates lighter, slim instruments. A good catch for both traditional and contemporary players.
Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.7-3cm
Available from Sydney, Australia with worldwide shipping
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