• A simple, but powerful yiḏaki with superb playing capacities and sound: the internal chamber is open and natural all the way through, that creates ideal space for full-bodied acoustics and medium backpressure. The instrument is extremely easy to play, highly resonant, the sound fills up the room around you. I have great pleasure to play instruments with natural bore, the best sticks you can get in my opinion. I offer this instrument on a reduced price to counterbalance the small crack (sealed) along the bell.

    Key: E/F Length: 146cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3.5cm Available from New South Wales, Australia with worldwide shipping. For details and specifications see the ‘Additional information‘ tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • A solid yiḏaki from Larry: the wall is quite thick, the tapered chamber is confined at the top section and opens up in a nice bell; the backpresure is well-balanced, the transition between the drone and toot is easy, the sound is sharp and rich. The simplified artwork depicts Wititj, the ancestral totem of the Gäplu. A great stick, recommended for those, who want to sharpen their playing skills.

    Key: E/D# Length: 157cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.8-3cm Available from New South Wales, Australia with worldwide shipping. For details and specifications see the ‘Additional information‘ tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • Returning customers might find this instrument a little unusual from Larry, and they are right: this is not the tapered, 'rocket' sticks we got used to from him, instead it is a slim, long stick that plays in the medium key-range. The backpressure is medium, and almost forces the player to play slower rhythms. The transition between the drone and toot is easy. The sound has great harmonics, warm and has plenty of higher overtones. The body is surprisingly light, the wall is thin and internal chamber is natural. Due to its playing characteristics, I recommend this great instrument for both traditional and contemporary players. Key: D/F# Length: 151cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3cm

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  • A great looking instrument with a large bell and highly resonant sound. The aperture even at the top-section of the instrument is quite wide, therefore the backpressure is medium and the sound is rich in flat acoustics. The toot and dups are easy to hit. The wall of the instrument is quite thin, therefore this stick is lightweight and easy to handle. I recommend this instrument for both traditional-fans and contemporary players, especially for those who are looking for a 'resonator' for self-sound-bathing.

    The painting depicts ḏatham, a water lily flower, a Dhuwa moiety plant sung Gälpu - Dhopiya's husband's clan - which grows in the water-ways of Arnhem Land. In this design the artist refers to Garrimala, a significant place belonging to the Gälpu clan. Key: F Length: 146.5cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3cm Available from 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:
     
  • A short, highly-charged yiḏaki from Yilpara (Baniyala) homeland from the Blue Mud Bay area. I have seen several instruments from Wulu, he is consistently delivering the same quality: solid, good sounding classical yiḏaki. This particular instrument has high backpressure, therefore I recommend it for experienced players. The sound is sharp and full of high-pitched harmonics. The instrument is extremely responsive for tongue movements, so it is a great stick to sharpen your 'yiḏaki-language'. Highly recommended for traditional players.

    Key: F#/A Length: 118.5cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.7cm

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  • A great example of a classic bush-yiḏaki made with only hand tools: a machete, a chisel, and sand paper. The result is a 100% organic didgeridoo! The walls are quite thick, therefore the instrument has some weight; the maker took some wood off at the upper part of the instrument, the bottom section left untouched, looks as it is under the bark. The bell saw a chisel, however as you look inside the instrument you can see the natural bore, that makes this yiḏaki – at least in my eyes – a perfect didgeridoo. Is is really easy to play, the switch between the drone and the toot is effortless, the sound is rich, and has a good volume. I recommend this excellent stick for those, who are practising the traditional playing styles of Northeast Arnhem Land, and want to get a solid instrument to take anywhere in any conditions.

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  • I had a few yiḏaki from Yalpi in my hands, all of them have similar characteristics: the simple finish, the marks of the machete that is used to shape the instrument, the extremely good playability and the feel that you hold a ‘classic’ traditional yiḏaki in your hands. It has a comfortable mouthpiece, well-balanced backpressure and rich sound. The transition between the drone and the ‘dups’ is very easy, and sound really good. If you read Yalpi’s bio (click on his name above) you can be sure, that you found an instrument with high cultural integrity. The miny’tji (design) depicts one of the most powerful Gumatj totem, the gurtha (fire). I recommend this yiḏaki for traditional players.

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  • A great opportunity for serious collectors to obtain a well-seasoned, heavily used ceremonial yiḏaki. It has superb playing qualities: sharp sound, responsive to tongue movements, the transition between the drone and toot is easy, the backpressure is medium to high and well balanced. Highly recommended for traditional players. Key: E/Ab Length: 133cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3.1cm

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