I have not had many instruments in stock from Ŋutjapuy before, but I am always excited to find new instruments from him; the characteristics of his yiḏaki are pretty consistent: plain, natural, straightforward sticks with clear sound, easy-to-play instruments with medium backpressure and good transition between drone and toot, simple craftsmanship and artwork. This instrument is another great example of Ŋutjapuy’s work, I recommend it for both traditional and contemporary players, although, due to its responsive playing characteristic, I highly recommend for those, players, who are practicing the traditional playing styles of Northeast Arnhem Land, and looking for a great yiḏaki on a great price.
Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3-3.5cm
Available from Sydney, Australia with worldwide shipping
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