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See below the selection of didgeridoos made in Northeast and West Arnhem Land

  • A classic instrument from one of our long-term favourite yiḏaki makers, with 'dirty' sound, balanced medium backpressure, and easy transition between the drone and toot. I recommend this instrument for both traditional and contemporary players.

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  • An old-style yiḏaki with slim body, confined chamber and super-nice growl; this instrument has a quite low backpressure, but great playabilities. The sound feels deep and earthy, the toot is easy to play and sound great over the drone. I recommend this instrument for those, who are looking for 'something different'.

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  • A highly-resonant mako with spacious internal chamber, conical shape, and meditative sound full of harmonics. Due to the medium to low backpressure, this instrument is suitable for slow, melodic playing style. There is a repair on the middle-part of the body, a hole patched up with wax (see on the photo). An excellent instrument and superb sound.

    Key: C Length: 139cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 4cm (waxed) Available from NSW, Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see the ‘Additional information‘ tab below. Listen to this mako here:
  • A top-player instrument for those who wish to practice the kunborrk style of Central and West Arnhem Land. This instrument has a characteristic sound and resonance with medium backpressure, plenty of acoustics and resonant body with thin walls. I highly recommend this excellent mako for those players, who want to sharpen their skills on West Arnhem style.

    Key: C# Length: 144cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 4cm (waxed) Available from NSW, Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see the ‘Additional information‘ tab below. Listen to this mako here:
  • An easy to play yiḏaki from Dhapa, with medium backpressure, tight bore and good transition between the drone and the dups. As you can hear in the sound sample, the sound is down to earth; to be honest, D is not my favourite key, however after a warm up I was very comfortable to spend more time with this stick. I recommend it for both traditional and contemporary players.

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  • An easy to play yiḏaki from Dhapa, with medium backpressure, tight bore and good transition between the drone and the dups. I recommend it for both traditional and contemporary players

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  • 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 simple but great, lightweight yiḏaki from master Dhapa. The internal chamber is open all the way through the instrument, the backpressure is medium and the toots are easy to hit. The sound has plenty of overtones, especially after the instrument warmed up. I recommend this stick for both traditional and contemporary players.

    Key: D Length: 145.5cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3.3cm Available from Hungary, Europe with shipping to European countries For details and specifications see the 'Additional information' tab below.

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  • A solid yiḏaki with good balance in the backpressure and sound. The instrument is surprisingly responsive for tongue movements that makes this yiḏaki excellent to practice traditional rhythms. The wall is quite thin along the top section of the instrument, and gradually gets thicker as the chamber opens up towards the distal end; this structure works very well since this stick creates mind-blowing resonances.

    Key: E Length: 152cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3.2cm Available from Hungary, Europe with shipping to European countries For details and specifications see 'Additional information' tab below.

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  • A nice yiḏaki for those players, who are looking for a great instrument to practice traditional rhythms. First, the sound is lacking the higher, sharper tones that does cease after the instrument warms up - although I have enjoyed the dry sound very much. The backpressure is medium, the transition between the drone and the toots is easy. The craftsmanship as we got used from Dhapa: look at the photos of the mouth, very well done!

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  • A nice traditional didgeridoo with a warm growling sound, slim body, thin walls and good play-abilities. I recommend this instrument for both traditional and contemporary players.

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  • A classic Dhapa-stick with beautiful high-end finish, thin wall and open bore. The backpressure is medium, the instrument is responsive and easy-to-play. The mouthpiece is quite large, I had to use some wax to make it comfortable. The sound becomes alive after the instrument warms up, and it is fun-to-play. A good choice for both contemporary and traditional players.

    Key: Eb Length: 141cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3.2-3.5cm Available from NSW, Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see the 'Additional information' tab below.

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  • A classic 'rocket' yiḏaki from Dhapa for those, who are practicing the traditional playing styles from Northeast Arnhem Land: easy to play didgeridoo, responsive to tongue, lip and muscle movements, or pressure changes. The wall is thin, the finish on the mouthpiece, bell and outside is smooth - as you have already got used to by Dhapa. What else can I say? Probably nothing...

    Key: Eb/F# Lenght: 143.5cm 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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  • A big-gun from Old Man with an impressive big bell, and high volume; the backpressure is high, the chamber is open and the air flows through properly. The player needs a good lung capacity to be able to 'pump' this instrument to reach its real potential. Perhaps some wax on the mouthpiece will make it more comfortable to play. There are a few movements on the timber seen around the mouthpiece, so I offer this instrument on a reduced price; I recommend it for someone who is looking for an instrument to practice and build up lung capacity and not feeling confindent to potentially repair cracks. The instrument is sealed with tung oil and gum turpentine.

    Key: F# Length: 152.5cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3.1-3.5cm Available from NSW Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see the 'Additional information' tab below.

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  • Many of our customers are interested in buying a natural instrument from Master Djalu’ – here it is one! The aperture along the top of the instrument is confined, therefore the backpressure is quite high, that can be challenging for many players. I always encourage customers to challenge their skills, and purchase an instrument like this, since it will help to understand the dynamics of a highly-charged yiḏaki – instead of playing fast, try slow rhythms and melodic beats. This instrument is very responsive, the ‘dups’ are easy to hit, the sound has a very high resonance with plenty of overtones. This yiḏaki is a good deal for those, who are looking for something different to update their stock.

    !!!Available from London, Europe with shipping to European countries only!!! 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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  • A great traditional didgeridoo with Waŋurri clan design. The wall of the instrument is solid, therefore it is quite heavy, the shape and the overall finish compliments the skills of the maker. The mouthpiece is well-shaped, back-pressure is high, the sound is powerful, somewhat confined and ‘dirty’, that makes this stick unique. You might find this instrument a little challenging, but we do believe, that it is one of the highlights of this great yiḏaki since it is able to teach you lessons that you can’t get anywhere else.

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  • 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 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:
  • A pretty instrument with slim body, medium to high backpressure and lots of high tones in the sound. The internal chamber is quite thin all the way through, that gives an interesting feel to this mako: if you push the air in with the support of your lower stomach, you can hear crisp, higher tones. This stick sings in C#. I recommend this excellent mako for traditional players.

    Key: C# Length: 128.5cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3-3.5cm Available from NSW, Australia with worldwide shipping Listen to this mako here:
  • A simple, lightweight yiḏaki with tight neck and thin walls (check 'Additional information for specs). The backpressure is medium to high that gives a great balance for the player; the instrument is responsive for tongue and cheek movements. I recommend this instrument for players who would like to prectice traditional playing styles.

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  • We have seen a few great yiḏaki from Marikuku, this is another one that we can offer on a good price. The instrument looks very simple, that should not confuse an expert eye. An easy-to-play didgeridoo, the sound is warm and has a good bass with medium back pressure. We recommend this didgeridoo for those, who do not wish to follow a traditional style – if you are a ‘trad-head’, consider this stick, you will be surprised!

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  • A superb yiḏaki from Marikuku for those players, who are looking for a highly-charged, versatile yiḏaki to practice the traditional playing styles of Northeast Arnhem Land. Despite the high backpressure it is an easy-to-play stick with sharp acoustics, responsive to tongue movements, the transition between the drone and toot is smooth - the drone plays below the drone, that is rare and sound pretty amazing. A unique find, do not miss it!

    Key: G/F# Length: 132cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.8cm Available from NSW, Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see 'Additional information' tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • 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:
     
  • Another great work from Ŋoŋu with balanced sound and backpressure, medium volume and good quality craftsmanship. I recommend this instrument for those, who are following the traditional playing techniques of the Northeast Arnhem Land region.

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  • 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:
  • Another top quality traditional didgeridoo from master Ŋoŋu: medium backpressure, sharp acoustics, responsive to tongue movements, great transition between drone and toot, tapered shape and superb craftsmanship. As usual, the detailed artwork is stunning, painted with natural pigments. I recommend this great yiḏaki for traditional players and art collectors.

    Key: Eb Length: 144cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.5cm Available from NSW, Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see 'Additional information' tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • A great yiḏaki from Ŋoŋu with medium backpressure, easy transition between the horn and drone; the instrument is responsive to tongue and lip movements. The sound has a murky feel to it, that gives interesting, unusual acoustics to its sound.

    Key: Eb Length: 140cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.8cm Available from NSW, Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see 'Additional information' tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • A short traditional stick with great acoustic capabilities; the backpressure is medium (that might be surprising considering the length of the instrument), the sound is full-bodied and resonant due to the open aperture. It is a great catch on a great price for both traditional and contemporary players.

    Key: E Length: 126cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3.5cm Available from Sydney, NSW 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 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:
  • 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:
  • 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 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:
  • 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 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:
  • 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:
  • An amazing traditional yiḏaki from a humble Yolŋu man, highly recommended for players who are looking for a (good looking) instrument to dive deep into the traditional playing styles of Northeast Arnhem Land. This yiḏaki is super-responsive, the dups and toot are easy to hit, and the backpressure is well-balanced. The craftsmanship is superb: the bore is natural, the wall and shape of the yiḏaki is tapered, the chamber just tight enough at the top and ends up in a nice looking bell. Congratulations for the lucky buyer - in advance.

    Key: D Length: 161cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3-3.5cm Available from Sydney, NSW Australia with worldwide shipping Listen to this yiḏaki here:
     

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