An easy player instrument with open bore, medium backpressure and rich drone. The transition between the drone and the toot is easy, and the size and shape of the mouthpiece make the dups very easy to hit. A top-quality, 100% natural yiḏaki for trad-heads.Listen to this yiḏaki here:
A simple but great yiḏaki from Larry with a funky shape and a nice, good looking bell. The drone is sharp, and the medium backpressure makes this instrument easy to play either you want to play slow or fast. The toot is easy to hit, this natural stick is a good choice for anyone who want to sharpen traditional playing skills.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.Listen to this yiḏaki here: sound sample coming soon...
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!Listen to this yiḏaki here: sound sample coming soon....
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.Listen to this yiḏaki here:
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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Another classic Dhapa yiḏaki for those who like high quality finish, attention to detail, open bore and nice crisp sound. The backpressure is well balanced, the mouthpiece is convenient and the wall of the instrument is thin and resonates well - also look at the perfect conical shape! Due to the open spacious chamber the sound is full-bodied and has plenty of overtones and bass to it. I recommend this instrument for players who are looking for a boomy yiḏaki with superb playing qualities.Listen to this yiḏaki here:
A simple but great instrument from one of the most well-known prominent Yolŋu artists of Australia (see Djakapurra's bio linked in).Even though many players and customers are looking for 'something special and unique', I do like to keep bringing simple and basic yiḏaki into the stock since I have a high appreciation of these instruments - proper bush yiḏaki with high cultural integrity and sound favoured by Yolŋu songmen and players. A well-balanced instrument with medium backpressure and warm sound; quite responsive to tongue movements and suitable to play fast rhythms after a little warm up. I recommend this instruments for beginners for both contemporary and traditional. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
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!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.Listen to this yiḏaki here:
A great yiḏaki with elegant shape and open bell. The internal chamber is quite confined along the top section of the instrument, that give the sound a 'dirty' feel - that I like very much. The backpressure is medium to high, the transition between the toot and drone is easy. Even though the instrument is capable of faster rhythms, the slower, flowing tempo feels more natural on this stick.
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An extremely fast and versatile yiḏaki from Djalu's backyard from Birritjimi. Super responsive: sensitive to cheek, lips and tongue movements, the transition between the drone and the toot/dups is easy and fun to play. The sound is rich in overtones and has a good volume. I recommend this instrument for traditional players who are looking for a simple, easy to handle stick to practice fast rhythms. Collectors might also wish to note that this instrument is made of whoollybutt (Darwin Woollybutt/Eucalyptus miniata), that is an unusual material for yiḏaki.
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A solid yiḏaki from Ŋoṉu with thick walls and great acoustics. The mouthpiece is comfortable, the bell is well worked-out, the backpressure is medium and lets you to roll rhythms effortless. The dups are easy to hit and sound great above the drone. The sound is rich and has lots of depth to it, especially when the instrument is warmed up. I recommend this instrument for those traditional and contemporary players who are looking for a great traditional didgeridoo.Listen to this yiḏaki here:
A powerful instrument from master Dhapa with impressive volume and acoustics. Due to the open bore the air flows through easy and the backpressure is medium. The wall of the instrument is quite thin at the mouthpiece and gradually gets ticker towards the bell. I recommend this excellent yiḏaki for anyone who wants to upgrade their collection.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'.Listen to this yiḏaki here:
A classic stick from Ŋoŋu: well balanced instrument with confined chamber, medium to high backpressure and top-quality craftsmanship. The mouthpiece is comfortable, the toot is easy to hit and sound great. I recommend this instrument for players who are following traditional playing styles.Listen to this yiḏaki here:
Another great instrument by Wapurrpurr warm sound with rich acoustics and easy playability. The open bore gives a bigger than usual mouthpiece (4cm), so I had to use wax to reduce the size to be able to play it comfortably. The walls are quite thin, therefore it is a lightweight and highly resonant instrument. A great pick for someone who is looking for an 'unusual' yiḏaki.Listen to this yiḏaki here:
Wapurrpurr is delivering top-quality yiḏaki for some time, his works are highlights of our stock updates recently - this instrument is another example of that. Open bore, warm, full-bodied sound with rich acoustics and medium backpressure. You can find a patch on the neck of the instrument that is a type of repair often used by the maker. We recommend this instrument for players and collectors who want to buy a good quality instrument from a popular maker.Listen to this yiḏaki here:
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.Listen to this yiḏaki here: