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

  • 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 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 natural, slim yiḏaki from Yilpara outstation in the Blue Mud Bay. The sound is clear and rich in acoustics, the backpressure is in the medium-range and makes this excellent instrument an easy-player. The transition between the drone and toot is effortless. The photos might not reflect the actual size of this instrument, its body is slim, long and lightweight. The mouthpiece is quite small (shaped with a knife) and can be opened up further if the future owner wishes so. Due to its shape, sound and playing characteristics, this is a classic old-style yiḏaki, therefore I recommend it to serious collectors.

    Key: D# Length: 144cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.5cm Available from Yirrkala, NT Australia with worldwide shipping Listen to this yiḏaki 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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  • 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 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:
     
  • 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 unique opportunity for collectors to own a rustic, old-school mako made by senior songman and didgeridoo maker Jack Nawilil. As you can see on the photos, the outside of the instrument is course, the mouthpiece and the bell are natural. The backpressure is quite low, therefore the player needs to acquire control over the airflow. The sound has an interesting echoey taste, that you might be able to hear in the sound sample. The timber is dry, naturally I would recommend oil in the inside, however it might change the unique acoustics of this instrument. I recommend this great mako for those players, who are looking for something unique to update their collection.

    Key: C Lenght: 133.5cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 4.3cm, the mouthpiece is waxed Available from Yirrkala, NT Australia with worldwide shipping Listen to this mako 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!

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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:
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 perfect choice for someone who is looking for an easy-player instrument in the lower-key range. A responsive instrument with warm sound, rich acoustics and medium backpressure. I recommend for both traditional and contemporary players.

    Key: C# Lenght: 150.5cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3.7cm Available from Yirrkala, NT Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see the 'Additional information' tab below.

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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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  • 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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  • 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.

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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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  • 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 slow-player mako in the lower key-range. Due to its low backpressure and resonance, it is a quite meditative instrument. Once I poured water through the inside, the sound got rich in overtones, so I would recommend for the future owner to oil the timber in order to reach its real potential.

    Key: C# Length: 126cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 4-4.5cm, the mouthpiece is waxed Available from Yirrkala, NT Australia with worldwide shipping Listen to this mako here:
  • Another great stick from Larry for those, who are looking for an easy to handle instrument and good playing characteristics: the wall of the instrument is quite thin (compared to the solid construction of a usual Gälpu yiḏaki from Birritjimi), the internal chamber is tight, and gradually opens up towards the distal end. The mouthpiece is a little small to me, however it could be changed with a file since there is 'meat' at the top end. The sound is sharp and rich in higher tones, the transition between the drone and the toot is easy, and the backpressure is medium. You can see an 'unusual touch' on the instrument, as 'Buku' written on the top section of the stick, a note that demonstrates this instrument was made for the Buku-Larrŋgay Mulka Art Centre.

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  • 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 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 simple looking instrument from Larry with great acoustics and playing characteristics, solid walls and conical body. The backpressure is well-balanced, the instrument is responsive for tongue and lip movements that makes this great yiḏaki a versatile player suitable to practice proper North-east Arnhem Land style techniques. The sound is warm, rich in overtones, the transition between the drone and toot is effortless. A great catch for yiḏaki-fans.

    Key: Eb Length: 157.5cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.8cm Available from Yirrkala, NT Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see the ‘Additional information‘ tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • 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 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 mako for traditional players, who want to sharpen their skills on West Arnhem style.

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  • 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 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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  • 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 top-player instrument for those who wish to practice the kunborrk style of Central and West Arnhem Land. This instrument has exceptional acoustics and resonance with medium backpressure and solid, but resonant body. I highly recommend this excellent mago for traditional players, who want to sharpen their skills on West Arnhem style.

    Key: Eb Lenght: 132.7cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3.5-3.7cm, the mouthpiece is waxed Available from Yirrkala, NT Australia with worldwide shipping Listen to this mako 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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-player yiḏaki from Master Djalu'. The narrow, slim body has way much more capacities than you would expect by looking at the instrument, so do not underestimate this great stick: it has a well-balanced, medium backpressure, responsive for tongue and lip movements, the sound is resonant has rich in overtones. This instrument is a great catch for someone who is looking for a lightweight yiḏaki with great acoustics.

    Key: E Length: 149.5cm 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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  • This is a quite interesting instrument, may not be straight-forward for every players, so I do recommend it for those who would like to exercise traditional playing styles and master some of the tongue movements, especially the interdentals or the 'dh' sound, that plays extremely well on this yiḏaki. Listen to the sound sample, I tried to highlight the bests of this instrument. The thick walls contain and focus the resonance, therefore the sound is lacking in overtones, however has very unique acoustics. The drone is easy to play, the transition to the toot is easy. As mentioned above, the instruments is super-responsive to tongue movements. This didgeridoo is an excellent tool to sharpen specific trad-playing skills, so I only recommend for players who wish to do so.

    Key: Eb Length: 157.5cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.7-3cm Available from Yirrkala, NT Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see the 'Additional information' tab below.

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  • A fast, high-pitched and versatile yiḏaki from Djalu' with solid walls. The instrument has high backpressure and 'poppy' toots, responsive to tongue and lip movements, so I recommend this instrument for those, who are looking for a great stick to practice fast rhythms and want to train their diaphragm.

    Key: G Length: 156.5cm 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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  • 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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  • Top-quality yiḏaki recommended for serious players and collectors. If you are familiar with traditional instruments, we do not need to introduce Ŋoŋu, one of the most productive yiḏaki makers of our time. As  you can see, it is a high-pitched yiḏaki with high backpressure and due to its tapered trumpet-like shape, its sound is highly-resonant and powerful. The transition between the drone and the toot is easy (both in the same key!), the instrument is super responsive for tongue and lip movements. This yiḏaki gets high scores from us!

    Key: G Length: 135.5cm 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:

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