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!Listen to this yiḏaki here: sound sample coming soon....
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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'.Listen to this yiḏaki 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 solid, but resonant body. I highly recommend this excellent mago for traditional players, who want to sharpen their skills on West Arnhem style.Listen to this mago 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.Listen to this mago here:
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!Listen to this yiḏaki here:
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.
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If you are looking for a great yiḏaki from a master maker on a reasonable price, go no further! A responsive instrument with medium backpressure, settled drone and plenty of overtones in its sound. The instrument is responsive for tongue and lip movements therefore it can be played either slow and fast. The craftsmanship - as usual from Dhapa - is superb.Listen to this yiḏaki here:
Another classic Dhapa yiḏaki for those who like high quality finish, attention to detail, open bore and nice crisp sound. The backpressure is well balanced, the mouthpiece is convenient and the wall of the instrument is thin and resonates well - also look at the perfect conical shape! Due to the open spacious chamber the sound is full-bodied and has plenty of overtones and bass to it. I recommend this instrument for players who are looking for a boomy yiḏaki with superb playing qualities.Listen to this yiḏaki here:
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.Listen to this yiḏaki here:
A very nice traditional instrument with a beautiful shape and clear lines. The open bore provides medium backpressure and spacious acoustics. The drone and toots are easy to play. The size of the mouthpiece might be a too wide for some, but it can be easily reduced with wax. We recommend this instrument for someone who is looking for a special but simple traditional didgeridoo.Listen to this yiḏaki here:
A great yiḏaki with excellent playability and superb craftsmanship. The sound is in the mid-range, warm and has a lots of depth to it. The wall is thin (look at the mouthpiece) and resonate well.
Gapanbulu is one of the players of the renowned Yothu Yindi band, he is a master-maker of our time with good understanding of the traditional context of the didgeridoo of Northeast Arnhem Land.I highly recommend this yiḏaki for those, who are looking for a great yiḏaki to start to practice traditional playing styles.
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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.Listen to this yiḏaki here: sound sample coming soon...
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 mago: 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.Listen to this mago here:
An excellent yiḏaki from Marikuku, who is one of the best didgeridoo makers of the Northeast Arnhem Land region. It has a nice, warm growly sound with medium backpressure and great response rate – easy transition between the drone and the toot. I recommend this instrument for traditional players, however it is a great choice for those as well, who follow contemporary playing styles.Listen to this mago here:
An excellent yiḏaki from Marikuku, painted with natural pigments. The backpressure is medium, therefore the instrument is easy to play; the dups sound really great and compliment the rich acoustics of the instrument. I recommend this instrument for both art collectors and yiḏaki players who look for instruments with high cultural integrity.Listen to this yiḏaki here:
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!Listen to this yiḏaki here:
This instrument might be a challenging one for many players due to its extremely high backpressure. Although yiḏaki with high pressure is not popular amongst the (non-Indigenous) players, I often recommend these instruments to challenge skills and muscles. It also helps you to understand the dynamics of the didgeridoo in general. So if you do not have one, here is one for you from a master maker on a good price!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.Listen to this mago here: