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  • Even though I have not appreciated high-pitched instruments lately, I need to admit instruments created by Ŋoŋu during the past few months changed my appetite for these instruments - and this one is one of the highlights. A beautiful stick with stunning painting, rich, full-bodied sound and superb playing characteristics: high backpressure, highly-responsive and fun-to play. One of those instruments that is truly hard to sell. Congratulations for the future owner in-advance.

    Key: G Length: 135cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3cm Available from Yirrkala, NT Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see 'Additional information' tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • Another great work from Ŋoŋu, recommended for collectors and yiḏaki fans. The playing characteristics as we got used to from this maker: medium to high backpressure, easy transition between the drone and toot and superb craftsmanship and artwork. Another extra thing I love about this instrument is the overtones that are a little shadowed and compressed, that gives the sound some 'dirty' or 'murky' feel. I did get lost listening to these unique harmonics while playing.

    Key: E Length: 142cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.8cm Available from Yirrkala, NT Australia with worldwide shipping

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  • An easy to play instrument, versatile with warm resonant sound and medium, well-balanced backpressure. At the first sight this stick does not look like a seriously good player from Djalu', but don't be confused: what you hear and see is a top-yiḏaki with excellent acoustics and playability.

    Key: C# Lenght: 156cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3cm Available from Yirrkala, NT Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see the 'Additional information' tab below.

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  • A fast, high-pitched and versatile yiḏaki from Djalu' with solid walls. The instrument has high backpressure and 'poppy' toots, responsive to tongue and lip movements, so I recommend this instrument for those, who are looking for a great stick to practice fast rhythms and want to train their diaphragm.

    Key: G Length: 156.5cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3cm Available from Yirrkala, NT Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see the 'Additional information' tab below.

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  • This is a quite interesting instrument, may not be straight-forward for every players, so I do recommend it for those who would like to exercise traditional playing styles and master some of the tongue movements, especially the interdentals or the 'dh' sound, that plays extremely well on this yiḏaki. Listen to the sound sample, I tried to highlight the bests of this instrument. The thick walls contain and focus the resonance, therefore the sound is lacking in overtones, however has very unique acoustics. The drone is easy to play, the transition to the toot is easy. As mentioned above, the instruments is super-responsive to tongue movements. This didgeridoo is an excellent tool to sharpen specific trad-playing skills, so I only recommend for players who wish to do so.

    Key: Eb Length: 157.5cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.7-3cm Available from Yirrkala, NT Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see the 'Additional information' tab below.

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  • An easy-player yiḏaki from Master Djalu'. The narrow, slim body has way much more capacities than you would expect by looking at the instrument, so do not underestimate this great stick: it has a well-balanced, medium backpressure, responsive for tongue and lip movements, the sound is resonant has rich in overtones. This instrument is a great catch for someone who is looking for a lightweight yiḏaki with great acoustics.

    Key: E Length: 149.5cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.7cm Available from Yirrkala, NT Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see the 'Additional information' tab below.

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  • A great low-key, resonant instrument from Djalu's backyard via the Yirrkala art centre. The medium backpressure is balanced and supports the player well. The internal chamber is open and natural. This instrument is a great choice for anyone who is looking for an excellent Djalu' yiḏaki.

    Key: C# Lenght: 158.5cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3.3-3.7cm Available from Yirrkala, NT Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see the 'Additional information' tab below.

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  • A top-player instrument for those who wish to practice the kunborrk style of Central and West Arnhem Land. This instrument has exceptional acoustics and resonance with medium backpressure and solid, but resonant body. I highly recommend this excellent mago for traditional players, who want to sharpen their skills on West Arnhem style.

    Key: Eb Lenght: 132.7cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3.5-3.7cm, the mouthpiece is waxed Available from Yirrkala, NT Australia with worldwide shipping Listen to this mako here:
  • A simple looking instrument from Larry with great acoustics and playing characteristics, solid walls and conical body. The backpressure is well-balanced, the instrument is responsive for tongue and lip movements that makes this great yiḏaki a versatile player suitable to practice proper North-east Arnhem Land style techniques. The sound is warm, rich in overtones, the transition between the drone and toot is effortless. A great catch for yiḏaki-fans.

    Key: Eb Length: 157.5cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.8cm Available from Yirrkala, NT Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see the ‘Additional information‘ tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • A slow-player mako in the lower key-range. Due to its low backpressure and resonance, it is a quite meditative instrument. Once I poured water through the inside, the sound got rich in overtones, so I would recommend for the future owner to oil the timber in order to reach its real potential.

    Key: C# Length: 126cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 4-4.5cm, the mouthpiece is waxed Available from Yirrkala, NT Australia with worldwide shipping Listen to this mako here:
  • This instrument is a great statement of the high level of craftsmanship and precision of Dhapa, just look at the photos: perfectly shaped body, attention to detail, nicely formed mouthpiece and bell, all the reasons why his works are favoured by ŋäpaki (non-Indigenous) players and yiḏaki collectors. Apart from the look, it is also a great didgeridoo: the drone is easy to play, the transition to the toot is effortless and the backpressure is well-balanced. I recommend this superb instrument for serious players and collectors.

    Key: D# Lenght: 147cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3.2cm Available from Yirrkala, NT Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see the 'Additional information' tab below.

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  • An ex-ceremonial yiḏaki for collectors and traditional didgeridoo fans, wrapped with electrical tape that is a common practice amongst Yolŋu nowadays to protect heavily used instruments. The tape provides an easy-to-fix and replace solution for cracks and over-usage. This instrument is a lightweight stick with thin walls. The sound is warn, resonant, the instrument has medium backpressure and responsive to tongue movements. The internal chamber is spacious and clear. A perfect, fun-to-play yiḏaki.

    Key: E Lenght: 138cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3.2cm Available from Yirrkala, NT Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see the 'Additional information' tab below.

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  • A perfect choice for someone who is looking for an easy-player instrument in the lower-key range. A responsive instrument with warm sound, rich acoustics and medium backpressure. I recommend for both traditional and contemporary players.

    Key: C# Lenght: 150.5cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3.7cm Available from Yirrkala, NT Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see the 'Additional information' tab below.

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  • A unique opportunity for collectors to own a rustic, old-school mako made by senior songman and didgeridoo maker Jack Nawilil. As you can see on the photos, the outside of the instrument is course, the mouthpiece and the bell are natural. The backpressure is quite low, therefore the player needs to acquire control over the airflow. The sound has an interesting echoey taste, that you might be able to hear in the sound sample. The timber is dry, naturally I would recommend oil in the inside, however it might change the unique acoustics of this instrument. I recommend this great mako for those players, who are looking for something unique to update their collection.

    Key: C Lenght: 133.5cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 4.3cm, the mouthpiece is waxed Available from Yirrkala, NT Australia with worldwide shipping Listen to this mako here:
  • A natural yiḏaki with open internal chamber, clear sound, medium backpressure and easy transition between the drone and toot. I recommend this instrument for followers of both contemporary and traditional playing styles, either beginners or advanced players.

    Key: D# Length: 139cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.7-3cm Available from Yirrkala, NT Australia with worldwide shipping Listen to this yiḏaki here:
     
  • A high-pitched yiḏaki with confined internal chamber, and 'murky' sound (that I always appreciate). Due to its high backpressure I found slower-rhythms more suitable to play on this stick, and once you spend some time with this excellent instrument, you can find many beautiful harmonics in its sound. I recommend it for traditional-followers only.

    Key: F# Length: 138cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.5-3cm Available from Yirrkala, NT Australia with worldwide shipping Listen to this yiḏaki here:
     
  • A nice natural, slim yiḏaki from Yilpara outstation in the Blue Mud Bay. The sound is clear and rich in acoustics, the backpressure is in the medium-range and makes this excellent instrument an easy-player. The transition between the drone and toot is effortless. The photos might not reflect the actual size of this instrument, its body is slim, long and lightweight. The mouthpiece is quite small (shaped with a knife) and can be opened up further if the future owner wishes so. Due to its shape, sound and playing characteristics, this is a classic old-style yiḏaki, therefore I recommend it to serious collectors.

    Key: D# Length: 144cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.5cm Available from Yirrkala, NT Australia with worldwide shipping Listen to this yiḏaki here:
     

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