What you can see on the photos is a BIG yiḏaki with a BIG sound – just have a look on the sizes below, grab a tape measure and imagine: long (183cm!) stick with a massive bell (16cm) and open chamber all the way through. The backpressure is medium to low, that almost forces the player to slow the rhythm down to enjoy the resonant drone that literally gets under your skin; the transition to the toot is easy, however I struggled a little due to the size of the mouthpiece – perhaps this instrument requires a little wax to make is easier to play. This yiḏaki is a #1 collector’s item, I recommend it for those who are immersed in sound-healing and meditation.
Listen to this yiḏaki here: