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

  • 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 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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  • 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:
  • A huge stick with open aperture, large bell, low backpressure and highly resonant sound; I found the transition between the drone and toot easy, however the player needs some experience to be able to hit the 'dups'. I recommend this instrument for those players who are looking for a 'slow-burner' instrument for sound-bath on self and others.

    Key: C#/Eb Length: 172cm 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 yiḏaki here:
  • Marikuku recently came up with a new design and delivered a series of carved yiḏaki that are quite unique. Apart from the appealing new look, this instrument has superb playing characteristics: balanced backpressure, rich acoustics and easy transition between the drone and toot. I recommend this instrument for collectors who are looking for a new addition to their stock.

    Key: Eb/F# Length: 144.5cm 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 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 short, highly-charged mako from Maningrida. Due to the high backpressure and the short length, this instruments needs a player with good lung-capacity. What I love about this little, lightweight stick is its electric sound and superb acoustics. Alex Brown is a carver who makes wood sculptures and work as an artist under the Mningrida Art Centre. This is the first mako we have seen from Alex, so we hope he will create more instruments that we can promote in the future.

    Key: G-Ab Length: 108cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.7-3cm Available from NSW, Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see the ‘Additional information‘ tab below. Listen to this mako here:
  • 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:
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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 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:
     
  • 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:
     
  • An excellent yiḏaki from Master Larry with superb acoustics, and slim, but solid body. The instrument is responsive for tongue and lip movements, easy to play, a very versatile stick with powerful sound. The backpressure is well-balanced, the transition from the drone to the toot is effortless - the dups sound amazing, I recommend this great didgeridoo for those, who wish to practice traditional playing styles from Northeast Arnhem Land.

    Key: D Length: 167cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.7-3cm Available from Sydney, NSW Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see the ‘Additional information‘ tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki 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 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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  • 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 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 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 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 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 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:
  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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!

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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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