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

  • An easy to play instrument with warm resonant sound and medium backpressure. Since the drone is quite hight (plays in G) I needed a few minutes to learn how to hit the 'dup'. I recommend this great instrument for both who follow traditional and contemporary playing styles.

    Key: E Lenght: 152cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.6cm 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 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 good opportunity for collectors to get an old mago-style traditional instrument that we obtained from an art collector in 2010, who purchased it from a local maker in Batchelor community sometimes in the late '80s. Even though it was sitting in a wardrobe for a few decades, the marks on its body suggest it used to be played. Due to the length of the instrument and the natural internal chamber, the backpressure is quite low. The sound is somewhat dry - that is mainly due to the few decades while it was sitting in a wardrobe. Once it is watered through, the depth of the sound opens up and makes it enjoyable to play. A great old-style didgeridoo for those, who are practicing the West Arnhem traditional playing styles.

    Key: B Lenght: 153cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3.5cm (waxed) Available from Yirrkala, NT Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see the 'Additional information' tab below. Listen to this mago here:
  • A classic Yali yiḏaki with high backpresure, thick walls, tapered shape and easy-to-handle playing characteristics. The sound is loud and rich in high overtones; as you are blowing the air into the mouthpiece, you can literally feel the backpressure on your lips and inside your cheek - great controlled-playing exercise.  I recommend this didgeridoo for those experienced players, who are following the traditional playing styles of Northeast Arnhem Land, and looking for a great instrument to play fast rhythms.

    Key: F#/F# Lenght: 150.5cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.7cm Available from Yirrkala, NT Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see the 'Additional information' tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • 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 heavy-weight yiḏaki with tapered, nicely shaped body, big bell and volume. Due to the confined internal chamber along the top section of the instrument the backpressure is quite high, therefore I recommend this instrument for experienced players - but once you learn how to 'handle' it, this didgeridoo is a master-blaster. The sound is somewhat 'dirty' that I like very much, the transition between the drone and the trumpet sound and the dups is easy. I recommend this great huge stick for traditional players who are looking for an instrument to practice and learn how to control a high-pitched yiḏaki.

    Key: F#/F Lenght: 160cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.7cm Available from Yirrkala, NT Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see the 'Additional information' tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • A high-pitched yiḏaki from Djalu; the body of the instrument is quite short compared to the larger sticks favoured by Old Man. The backpressure is in the higher range, well balanced and urges the player to play fast rhythms. The instrument is responsive to tongue and lip movements, and the transition to the 'dups' is easy. A great catch to practice traditional style!

    Key: F#/G# Lenght: 142cm 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 simple but great yiḏaki from Djarrkpi outstation, about 3 hours drive from Yirrkala. The humble size and shape of the instrument do not give us a hint what is inside: surprisingly clear sound with medium backpressure and easy transition between the drone and toot. We recommend this didgeridoo for both contemporary and traditional players, however someone who would like to tap into the traditional playing styles of Northeast Arnhem Land would be grateful to own this stick.

    Key: E/G# Lenght: 123cm 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:
  • Here is a good opportunity for yiḏaki-nerds: a used ceremonial instrument from Marikuku with great playing characteristics. The chamber is tight at the top and opens up towards the bell (look at the shape of this instrument!), the dups are really easy to hit and sound amazing; the volume is high, the instrument responds well and does whatever the players wishes to hear. It is a heavily used stick, the timber had to cope with a lot and washed through many times. The sound currently is quite dry, that lights up with some water inside. The instrument is cracked at the bell, that is held together with silver duct tape. This yiḏaki is a great example of didgeridoos favoured by Yolŋu ceremonial players nowadays, so we recommend it for collectors who want to get a hold of a unique instrument.

    Key: G/G# Lenght: 134.5cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.8cm Available from Yirrkala, NT Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see 'Additional information' tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • A unique opportunity for those, who are looking for a high-pitched super-fast yiḏaki. Since the backpressure is high, I do recommend this instrument for experienced players. A light stick with thin walls, the internal aperture is open and tapered; the dup's are easy to hit - but then again, you need experience to reach the full potential of this great instrument. Here is another beautiful artwork from one of the best yiḏaki makers of our time.

    Key: G/F# Lenght: 133cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3.3cm Available from Yirrkala, NT Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see 'Additional information' tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • 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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  • A nice traditional didgeridoo with a warm growling sound, slim body, natural bell and good play-abilities. I recommend this instrument for both traditional and contemporary players.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 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.

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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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  • 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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