David Brian mako Eb (HLM-67) SOLD


3 in stock

A highly-resonant mako with spacious internal chamber, conical shape, and powerful sound full of harmonics. The backpressure is medium and well balanced, that allows the player to ‘pull’ this mako in fast playing style. The wall is thin and consistent along the body, an exceptional craftsmanship and speaks to David’s attention to detail.
The instrument is fitted with a mouth insert, that is a common solution to reduce the size of the mouthpiece in Central Arnhem Land.
An excellent instrument and superb sound, highly recommended for collectors.

Key: Eb
Length: 137.5cm
Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3.3cm (without wax)

Available from New South Wales, Australia with worldwide shipping.

For details and specifications see the ‘Additional information‘ tab below.

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3 in stock

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Cultural context

Maker: David Brian
Clan: Balngarra
Moiety: Duwa
Homeland: Ankabadbirri

The painting depicts dancing belts (bokngarru).

Additional information

Weight2.9 kg
Dimensions137.5 cm


Area of origin

Ankabadbirri outstation, North-Central Arnhem Land


Natural pigments with fixative and sugarbag wax on termite hollowed stringybark eucalyptus

Mouthpiece diameter internal

3.3cm without wax

Mouthpiece diameter external


Distal end diameter internal


Distal end diameter external



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