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

  • 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 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 great and affordable didgeridoo from a well-known yiḏaki maker who is residing between Dhälinybuy homeland and Nhulunbuy township. The top section of the instrument is quite thin including the wall and internal chambers, however the backpressure is lower than you would expect: it is in the mid-range. It is an easy to play yiḏaki with full-bodied sound and great acoustics, responsive for tongue movements and suitable to play even fast rhythms. I recommend this instrument for traditional players who are looking for a top-quality stick.

    Key: Eb/G Lenght: 139cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.5-2.8cm Available from Yirrkala, NT Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see the 'Additional information' tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • 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 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:
  • 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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  • 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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  • Here is a classic traditional Northeast Arnhem Land style yiḏaki for those, who are looking for a unique instrument for their collection. The instrument has medium to low backpressure, responsive for tongue movements and plays very well. A lightweight didgeridoo with thin walls.

    This little gem was sitting in the Yirrkala art centre for a number of years until I noticed, I consider it one of the best catches of this year so far. Do not miss it!

    Key: C#/F# Lenght: 145cm 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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  • 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 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 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 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 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.

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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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  • 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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  • 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:
  • 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 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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