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  • A highly versatile instrument from yiḏaki master Larry Gurruwiwi: a large and solid instrument with perfectly balanced backpressure, easy transition between the drone and toot, good-sounding 'dups', rich acoustics and large bell. I recommend this instrument for professional players.

    Key: E Length: 164cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.8cm Available from NSW Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see the ‘Additional information‘ tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • A slow-player instrument from Larry, so for those who have played yiḏaki made by Larry might be surprised: the open wide aperture slows the instrument down, it has low backpressure, deep, highly resonant sound and thin walls. I purchased this yiḏaki from Larry in August 2022 after the Garma Festival, where he used this stick for "yidaki healing". This instrument was originally made for personal use, that you can also see on the surface on the instrument as there are a few marks on it. A perfect instrument for those who are looking for a unique instrument for sound-bathing.

    Key: C#/D Length: 171cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 4-4.5cm without wax Available from NSW Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see the ‘Additional information‘ tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • 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.

    Key: E Length: 153.5cm 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:
  • A superb, fast player instrument with direct, responsive playing characteristics, easy transition between the drone and toot, medium backpressure and great acoustics. A perfect choice for someone who is looking for a high-pitched instrument to practice the 'Yolŋu-style'.

    Key: F# Length: 126cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.8-3.2cm Available from NSW, Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see 'Additional information' tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • Many yiḏaki collectors will appreciate this instrument: perfect shape, playability and the miny'tji (artwork) makes this stick quite unique. The characteristics of this yiḏaki same as other works from Paul Maymuru: easy transition from the drone to the toot, direct sound with rich acoustics and superb craftsmanship. The fine artwork, painted with natural pigments, depicts the Milky Way: this particular design belongs to the Maŋgalili clan who sing the song-cycle about the two ancestral beings who were drown close to the river-mouth of the Milŋiyawuy river (named as Koolatong by ŋäpaki/white man) after their canoe was tipped over by a huge tidal wave (an event sung by different Yolŋu clan-groups in the area). As the Yolŋu historical accounts say, the spirits of the men then became stars and entered into a never-ending cycle of incarnation and re-incarnation from human beings into stars again. Yolŋu use the Milŋiyawuy river as an analogue to pass on an immense sacred and sacred story that ties the Maŋgalili ancestral beings, some totemic figures, the river, the land around Djarrakpi (a nearby homeland at Cape Shield) and the Milky Way together.

    Key: F Length: 132.5cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3cm Available from NSW, Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see 'Additional information' tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • Another top-quality instrument from Paul, if you have a look on the photos you can have an idea about his skills as a yiḏaki maker: this wall, fine finish, perfect chisel-work at the bell and mouth, and overall a good choice of log with clear, open aperture. Nice transition, responsive and great acoustics, highly recommended for collectors and serious players.

    Key: F Length: 121cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3cm Available from NSW, Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see 'Additional information' tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • A fast and versatile stick, easy-to-handle lightweight body, comfortable mouthpiece, easy transition between the drone and toot, crisp sound with plenty of higher overtones. A good choce for players who are looking for a perfect companion to sharpen their playing style.

    Key: F Length: 125cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3cm Available from NSW, Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see 'Additional information' tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • A great stick with rich acoustics, easy transition to the 'dups' and superb craftsmanship - look at other instruments from Paul Maymuru, he consistently delivers the same quality. Same as his other works, this instrument is recommended for didgeridoo player both beginners or experienced.

    Key: E Length: 135.5cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3cm Available from NSW, Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see 'Additional information' tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • One of my favourite yiḏaki in the current stock: a high-pitched yiḏaki with rich acoustics, open aperture that opens up to a nice tapered bell. Even though the instrument is capable to handle fast rhythms, I really enjoy playing slow grooves and feel the melodic sound highlighted with rich overtones. I highly recommend this instrument for those players, who would like to explore new ways of traditional playing.

    Key: F# Length: 127cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.8-3.4cm Available from NSW, Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see 'Additional information' tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • A superb instrument with excellent acoustics, playability and sound: the drone is rich in overtones and has a unique depth to it, the backpressure is well balanced and the 'dup' is easy to hit (also sound amazing), and the warm drone is in the mid-range and has a nice resonant-feel. The instrument has re-painted that suggest it has been used in ceremonial context before. I recommend this stick for players who are looking for a unique addition to their collection.

    Key: E Length: 142.5cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3.2cm Available from NSW, Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see 'Additional information' tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • Djul'djul is a senior artist, the wife of the legendary yiḏaki maker B.Wunuŋmurra who passed a few years ago. Djul'djul was heavily involved in the yiḏaki business, painting the instruments made by her late husband, so probably many of you are familiar with her work. I do not have information on who made the instrument, usually Djul'djul's grandsons are involved in the process. The instrument has medium backpressure, it is responsive and easy to play. The too is easy to hit, the wall is solid therefore the sound is straight-forward. I recommend this excellent yiḏaki for traditional fans.

    Key: Eb Length: 135cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3cm Available from NSW Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see the 'Additional information' tab below.

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