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  • A great instrument from Balku: easy-to-play drone and toot, medium backpressure, clear and crisp sound with great acoustics; the chamber is open all the way through the body, therefore the sound is straight forward. The only unusual feature of this yiḏaki is the thick wall - usually Balku creates lighter, slim instruments. A good catch for both traditional and contemporary players.

    Key: F Length: 128.5cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.7-3cm Available from Sydney, Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see the 'Additional information' tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • A unique instrument from Bibibak with 'dirty' sound characteristics, high backpressure and easy transition between drone and toot. The internal chamber is quite tights at the top, and gradually opens up towards the bell, that is left natural. I recommend this instrument for those players, who are practicing traditional playing styles and looking for 'something different' to extend their yiḏaki collection with a unique sound.

    Key: F
    Length: 149.5cm
    Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.5-3cm
    Available from Sydney, NSW Australia with worldwide shipping

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  • A unique opportunity to purchase a used ceremonial yiḏaki made by a senior lawman and prominent artist, Buwathay Munyarryun; you can listen to him as leading songman on the Mulka Archives – Yilan recording, accompanied on yiḏaki by Bibibak Munuŋgurr. The entire body of the instrument is wrapped in electrical tape, that is a common practice nowadays on instruments that are used by Yolŋu players for a shorter or longer periods of time. The reason behind 'taping' is simple: the plastic tape protects the timber body of the instrument and helps to avoid, or seal cracks that can occur due to extensive use. This is particularly important during ceremonies, that go on for days or weeks, so the instruments are played for hours at a time by several players. The multiple layers of tape on this yiḏaki suggests that it was used by different players for months or perhaps years. When I asked Buwathay about the history of this instrument, he said, this is his own ceremonial yiḏaki and now, that it served its purpose, he wanted to pass it on via the Yirrkala art centre; that to me - knowing Buwathay as a senior songmen who carefully selects yiḏaki to accompany him during ceremony - signifies the acoustics properties of this unique specimen. The body of the instrument is perfectly tapered, the chamber is open all the way through, and naturally hollowed. The backpressure is quite high, but, in saying that, the high pressure is due to the length of the instrument, not the confined space along the neck - that is an important distinction. The sound has high volume, it is rich in overtones and quite sharp. I recommend this yiḏaki for players who wish to deep-dive into the traditional playing styles and have a real taste of what kind of playing characteristics Yolŋu players prefer.

    Key: F# Length: 133cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3.2cm Available from Sydney, Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see 'Additional information' tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • A unique yiḏaki in the deeper key range with medium to low backpressure and full-bodied sound. The chamber is quite open all the way through - I even had to use some wax on you mouthpiece since the opening was a little wide for me - and opens up in a tapered bell. Even though the instrument feels like a slow player at first, it is capable for faster rhythms after warmed up. I recommend this excellent stick for both traditional and contemporary players.

    Key: C# Length: 162cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3.3cm Available from Sydney, Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see the 'Additional information' tab below.

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  • A straight forward yiḏaki from Dhapa with clear down-to-earth sound, slim and lightweight body, and excellent acoustics. I recommend this instrument for those players who are looking for an old-style didgeridoo to learn some rhythms inspired by historic recordings.

    Key: C# Length: 145cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3cm Available from Sydney, Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see the 'Additional information' tab below.

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  • A top-player yiḏaki, highly recommended for those, who are keen to sharpen their tongue movements and better understand the Northeast Arnhem Land playing styles. The instrument is super-responsive to tongue movements and pressure changes through the diaphragm, the backpressure is quite high but very well balanced; the drone plays easy, the dups are easy to hit, and due to the convenient mouthpiece and pressure, the transition between the two is effortless. A perfect fit for yiḏaki nerds.

    Key: E Length: 137.5cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3cm Available from Sydney, Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see the 'Additional information' tab below.

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  • Another 'top gun' from Dhapa: wide and natural internal aperture all the way along the body, tapered bell, open and crisp sound with excellent acoustics, medium and well balanced backpressure, easy-to-play drone and easy-to-hit dups, and finally, superb craftsmanship. If you know Dhapa's work, you may have a good idea what it feels like to play this stick; if you don’t know what kind of instruments he creates, have a good look and listen.

    Key: F# Length: 130cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3.5cm Available from Sydney, Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see the 'Additional information' tab below.

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  • 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. As Djul'djul mentioned, this particular instrument was made by one of her young grandsons, and she completed it with this simple but great looking artwork. The instrument has quite confined chamber along the top-section, therefore the backpressure is high but well balanced; the instrument plays fast, responsive to tongue and lip movements, and has a great transition between the drone and toot. The instrument has solid walls, but due to its short length, it is lightweight. I recommend this excellent yiḏaki for traditional fans.

    Key: F# Length: 124.5cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.5-3cm Available from Sydney, NSW Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see the 'Additional information' tab below.

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  • A super-lightweight stick with thin walls, resonant body and open aperture. This instrument is easy to play, comes with medium to low backpressure and warm, clear sound. I recommend this instrument for contemporary didgeridoo players who are looking for a traditional stick that is easy to carry around.

    Key: E Length: 129.5cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.7cm Available from Sydney, NSW Australia with worldwide shipping Listen to this yiḏaki here:
     
  • A straight-forward great yiḏaki from Ŋoŋu with medium backpressure, and easy transition between the horn and drone. The sound has a nice warm feel to it, especially after a few minutes as it warms up. I recommend this great stick for both traditional and contemporary players - a great value for money!

    Key: D Length: 146cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3-3.2cm Available from Sydney, Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see 'Additional information' tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • A great traditional stick from Yilpara; the backpressure is medium and well balanced, the drone plays easy and the transition to the toot is effortless. The sound is clear, rich and full of 'tasty' acoustics, the dups sound great. I recommend this excellent didgeridoo for those players, who are practicing the Northeast Arnhem Land playing styles - you won't be disappointed.

    Key: E Length: 145cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.8-3cm Available from Sydney, Australia with worldwide shipping Listen to this yiḏaki here:
     
  • 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.

    Key: E Length: 145cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3-3.5cm Available from Sydney, Australia with worldwide shipping Listen to this yiḏaki here:
     
  • A great yiḏaki for both traditional and contemporary players who are looking for an instrument with medium backpressure, open aperture and warm acoustics. The transition between the drone and toot is easy, and due to the wider moth and neck, the instrument is suitable for relaxed playing styles and rhythms. A nice, straight forward stick.

    Key: Eb Length: 151cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.8-3cm Available from Sydney, NSW Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see the ‘Additional information‘ tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:

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