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

  • A great instrument from Balku: easy-to-play drone and toot, medium backpressure, clear and crisp sound with great acoustics; the chamber is open all the way through the body, therefore the sound is straight forward. The only unusual feature of this yiḏaki is the thick wall - usually Balku creates lighter, slim instruments. A good catch for both traditional and contemporary players.

    Key: F Length: 128.5cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.7-3cm Available from Sydney, Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see the 'Additional information' tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • 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 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 unique instrument from Bibibak with 'dirty' sound characteristics, high backpressure and easy transition between drone and toot. The internal chamber is quite tights at the top, and gradually opens up towards the bell, that is left natural. I recommend this instrument for those players, who are practicing traditional playing styles and looking for 'something different' to extend their yiḏaki collection with a unique sound.

    Key: F
    Length: 149.5cm
    Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.5-3cm
    Available from Sydney, NSW Australia with worldwide shipping

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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'.

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  • A unique opportunity to purchase a used ceremonial yiḏaki made by a senior lawman and prominent artist, Buwathay Munyarryun; you can listen to him as leading songman on the Mulka Archives – Yilan recording, accompanied on yiḏaki by Bibibak Munuŋgurr. The entire body of the instrument is wrapped in electrical tape, that is a common practice nowadays on instruments that are used by Yolŋu players for a shorter or longer periods of time. The reason behind 'taping' is simple: the plastic tape protects the timber body of the instrument and helps to avoid, or seal cracks that can occur due to extensive use. This is particularly important during ceremonies, that go on for days or weeks, so the instruments are played for hours at a time by several players. The multiple layers of tape on this yiḏaki suggests that it was used by different players for months or perhaps years. When I asked Buwathay about the history of this instrument, he said, this is his own ceremonial yiḏaki and now, that it served its purpose, he wanted to pass it on via the Yirrkala art centre; that to me - knowing Buwathay as a senior songmen who carefully selects yiḏaki to accompany him during ceremony - signifies the acoustics properties of this unique specimen. The body of the instrument is perfectly tapered, the chamber is open all the way through, and naturally hollowed. The backpressure is quite high, but, in saying that, the high pressure is due to the length of the instrument, not the confined space along the neck - that is an important distinction. The sound has high volume, it is rich in overtones and quite sharp. I recommend this yiḏaki for players who wish to deep-dive into the traditional playing styles and have a real taste of what kind of playing characteristics Yolŋu players prefer.

    Key: F# Length: 133cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 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 instrument from the Maningrida region from one of the busiest makers in the area; David Brian learnt his skills from his father, the renowned artist and didgeridoo master maker Bob Burruwal. David makes instrument for both ceremonial purposes and for sale – if you would like to see a few more examples of his work see the ‘sold didgeridoos’ menu, it is worth to check it out for visual pleasure! This particular instrument has a soft sound, that is – after about 5-10 minutes playing – reaches its real potential. The backpressure is quite low, therefore the player needs to learn to control the air-intake to get the best out of this great stick. I recommend this mago for those, who want to practice the traditional playing styles of West Arnhem Land, and prefer to do it alone, in a relaxed state.

    Key: C# Length: 136.5cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 4cm waxed Available from Hungary, Europe with shipping to European countries For details and specifications see 'Additional information' tab below. Listen to this mago here:
  • 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:
  • 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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  • 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 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 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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  • 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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  • 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 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 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 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 top-player yiḏaki, highly recommended for those, who are keen to sharpen their tongue movements and better understand the Northeast Arnhem Land playing styles. The instrument is super-responsive to tongue movements and pressure changes through the diaphragm, the backpressure is quite high but very well balanced; the drone plays easy, the dups are easy to hit, and due to the convenient mouthpiece and pressure, the transition between the two is effortless. A perfect fit for yiḏaki nerds.

    Key: E Length: 137.5cm 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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 great yiḏaki for the lovers of the traditional playing styles: balanced pressure, tapered shape and gently opening internal chamber, tight neck and easy transition between the drone and toot.

    Key: C# Length: 165cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3cm Available from Sydney, NSW Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see the 'Additional information' tab below.

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  • Djul'djul is a senior artist, the wife of the legendary yiḏaki maker B.Wunuŋmurra who passed a few years ago. Djul'djul was heavily involved in the yiḏaki business, painting the instruments made by her late husband, so probably many of you are familiar with her work. As Djul'djul mentioned, this particular instrument was made by one of her young grandsons, and she completed it with this simple but great looking artwork. The instrument has quite confined chamber along the top-section, therefore the backpressure is high but well balanced; the instrument plays fast, responsive to tongue and lip movements, and has a great transition between the drone and toot. The instrument has solid walls, but due to its short length, it is lightweight. I recommend this excellent yiḏaki for traditional fans.

    Key: F# Length: 124.5cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.5-3cm Available from Sydney, NSW Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see the 'Additional information' tab below.

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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.

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  • 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:
  • 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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  • 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 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:
     
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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:
  • Another high-quality instrument delivered by master Ŋoŋu: clear sound rich in acoustics, responsive and easy to play stick with medium, well-balanced backpressure. I recommend this excellent yiḏaki for those who appreciate the traditional playing styles of the East Arnhem region.

    Key: E Length: 142.5cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3cm Available from Sydney, Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see 'Additional information' tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • Even though I have not appreciated high-pitched instruments lately, I need to admit instruments created by Ŋoŋu during the past few months changed my appetite for these instruments - and this one is one of the highlights. A beautiful stick with stunning painting, rich, full-bodied sound and superb playing characteristics: high backpressure, highly-responsive and fun-to play. One of those instruments that is truly hard to sell. Congratulations for the future owner in-advance.

    Key: G Length: 135cm 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:
  • 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:
     
  • A great traditional stick from Yilpara; the backpressure is medium and well balanced, the drone plays easy and the transition to the toot is effortless. The sound is clear, rich and full of 'tasty' acoustics, the dups sound great. I recommend this excellent didgeridoo for those players, who are practicing the Northeast Arnhem Land playing styles - you won't be disappointed.

    Key: E Length: 145cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.8-3cm Available from Sydney, Australia with worldwide shipping Listen to this yiḏaki here:
     
  • 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 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 great yiḏaki for both traditional and contemporary players who are looking for an instrument with medium backpressure, open aperture and warm acoustics. The transition between the drone and toot is easy, and due to the wider moth and neck, the instrument is suitable for relaxed playing styles and rhythms. A nice, straight forward stick.

    Key: Eb Length: 151cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.8-3cm Available from Sydney, NSW Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see the ‘Additional information‘ tab below. 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:
  • Here is another classic stick from Larry: tapered shape, easy transition between the drone and toot, clear and powerful sound. A great Gälpu yiḏaki for traditional enthusiasts and collectors.

    Key: E Length: 151cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.5-2.7cm Available from Sydney, NSW Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see the ‘Additional information‘ tab below. 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:
     

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