As most of our customers know, Vernon is the son of the late yiḏaki master Mr Dj.Gurruwiwi. Vernon is a highly trained yiḏaki player and maker, he has been involved in his father’s business since he was a child. This is the first instrument that is coming through under his name, so I am excited to see the next instruments that will come though from him.
In terms of the sound and playability, it is a classic Gälpu stick as we know it through Old Man’s works: rich sound with plenty of deep acoustics, the dup and toot are resonant and you can feel them in your gut, the medium backpressure is well balanced and easy to hit, and the instrument has solid wall that delivers a direct but resonant sound.
Since there are some visible movements in the timber, I offer this instrument on a slightly reduced price; I highly recommend to oil this instrument before shipping, that I can organise upon request.
Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.8-3cm
Available from NSW Australia with worldwide shipping
For details and specifications see the ‘Additional information‘ tab below.
Listen to this yiḏaki here: