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

  • 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:
     
  • Bibibak Munuŋgurr is a well known yiḏaki maker nowadays. When I come across with his work, I am always sure, that the good sound quality of his instruments is guaranteed. Bibibak is a ceremonial player, so he exactly knows what the good yiḏaki is. This instrument is a nice bush-yiḏaki with natural bore – that is, in my opinion, ideal – and sharp edges at both ends of the stick. The instrument plays easy, the rich and ‘bassy’ drone comes effortless, the back pressure is medium, the transition between the drone and the toot is easy. It is a really fun-to-play yiḏaki! The painting is not the best quality, the instrument had been repainted, that doesn’t add to its value for many players, that’s why I dropped the price – it shouldn’t confuse you though, the playing qualities comes first!

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  • 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 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 solid, but resonant body. I highly recommend this excellent mago for traditional players, who want to sharpen their skills on West Arnhem style.

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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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  • 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 simple but superb instrument from Dhapa: lightweight body with thin and resonant walls, open bore, great craftsmanship with high-end finish, rich acoustics with medium pressure and great playability...what else can we say?! Great value for money, do not miss it!

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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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  • I classic 'rocket', highly charged Northeast Arnhem Land-style didgeridoo for those, who are looking for a proper yiḏaki with a big bell and volume. Even though the backpressure is quite high, due to the open bore the airflow is not restricted, therefore the instrument is easy to play. The transition between the drone ant the toot is effortless and sound great when you hit the 'dups'. An amazing catch for yiḏaki-fans.

    Key: E Lenght: 136cm 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 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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  • I usually do not prefer to use words like 'simple' or 'classic' when I describe yiḏaki because I am worried that the dear customer might misunderstand what I am trying to say here...however sometimes I run out of words. So, this is a great instrument with simple design, a classic work from Dhapa with open chamber and sound. The mouthpiece is quite big, so you might need some wax to reduce its size. The backpressure is medium, and the instrument is easy to play. Due to its playing characteristics, I recommend this instrument for both traditional fans and those players, who are practicing contemporary didgeridoo playing styles.

    Key: Eb/G# Lenght: 142cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3.3cm Available from Yirrkala, NT Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see the 'Additional information' tab below.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • I classic 'rocket' Northeast Arnhem Land-style didgeridoo for those, who are looking for a highly-charged yiḏaki with a big bell and volume. Even though the backpressure is quite high, due to the open bore the airflow is not restricted, therefore the instrument is easy to play. The transition between the drone ant the toot is easy and sound great when you hit the 'dups'. An amazing catch for yiḏaki-fans.

    Key: G#/F# Lenght: 137cm 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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  • 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.

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  • This instrument is a good catch for someone who is looking for a low-pitched, big resonator trumpet; I did immediately fall in love with this amazing instrument when I recently going through the stock in the Yirrkala art centre, its sound has a warmth and unique characteristic. The backpressure is quite low, and despite its wide open chambers and length, this instrument is surprisingly easy to play and quite responsive.  I recommend for both contemporary and traditional players, however it will most likely find home with someone who is looking for a meditative instrument for their own pleasures.

    Key: C# Lenght: 171cm 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 nice instrument from Djalu released from our reserves for those players, who are looking for a slow-player stick with medium to low backpressure. The transition between the drone and toot is easy and sound really great - this is the reason I picked up this stick from the local art centre in Yirrkala. My tuner shows the key between C and C# at 440Hz depending on how hard I blow the instrument.

    A great stick from Old Man on a reasonable price . Key: C-C#/F Lenght: 156.5cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3-3.4cm 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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  • 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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