• One of the last instruments in the stock from Old Man. I recommend this piece for those who are looking for a slow, deep-tuned instrument for relaxation, sound-bath and meditation. The backpressure is quite low, the transition between the drone and toot is comparatively easy, however I needed to get used to the pressure to be able to hit the 'dups' easily. Perhaps some wax at the mouthpiece will make it easier to play. This instrument has been treated with natural tung oil and gum turpentine to treat the timber and avoid cracks due to ageing.

    Key: C Length: 157cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3.5cm Available from NSW Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see the 'Additional information' tab below.

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  • One of the last pieces in our stock from Old Man. A nicely shaped instrument with balanced backpressure, a little murky sound, easy transition between the drone and toot, and comfortable mouthpiece. This instrument has been treated with natural tung oil and gum turpentine to treat the timber and avoid cracks due to ageing.

    Key: Eb Length: 156.5cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.2-3.5cm Available from NSW Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see the 'Additional information' tab below.

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  • A big-gun from Old Man with an impressive big bell, and high volume; the backpressure is high, the chamber is open and the air flows through properly. The player needs a good lung capacity to be able to 'pump' this instrument to reach its real potential. Perhaps some wax on the mouthpiece will make it more comfortable to play. There are a few movements on the timber seen around the mouthpiece, so I offer this instrument on a reduced price; I recommend it for someone who is looking for an instrument to practice and build up lung capacity and not feeling confindent to potentially repair cracks. The instrument is sealed with tung oil and gum turpentine.

    Key: F# Length: 152.5cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3.1-3.5cm Available from NSW Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see the 'Additional information' tab below.

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  • Some of our long-term, returning customers might have noticed that during the recent months there were a few low-keyed instruments offered on this website. The reason for this is that I felt in love with these acoustics, low-tone-resonance and unique playability. I was lucky enough to be able to spend quite a lot of time in the the Yirrkala art centre and pull out these amazing instruments from the older stock there (watch out, more to come!). Here is another one: lovely deep tone, warm and powerful resonance, medium to low backpressure, easy to play, good sounding dups and toot and open aperture. Amazing instrument, recommended for players who wish to slow down their playing style and descend to a deeper level.

    Key: C Length: 166.5cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3.8cm Available from Sydney, NSW Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see the 'Additional information' tab below.

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  • A slow-player yiḏaki from Master Djalu in the lower key range. The backpressure is medium to low, the transition from the drone to the toot is easy, the sound is full-bodied, rich in acoustics and resonates through the player's body. A perfect instrument for relaxation and the lovers of the slow, deep tone.

    Key: C Length: 153.5cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3.5-3.7cm Available from Sydney, NSW Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see the 'Additional information' tab below.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • I am extremely honoured to be able to offer this excellent instrument on this website, one of Djalu's personal instrument that is highly favoured by Old Man. Even though Djalu is famous for his superb, versatile, fast and dynamic instruments, during the recent years he has been more appreciating slower yiḏaki with lower backpressure and more open internal chamber. This instrument is a great example of that. A long stick with big open bell, medium backpressure and resonant, thunderous sound. If you listen to the sound sample through headphones, you might be able to catch some of the characteristics of the sound -  although I do believe that the real taste of the sound of the didgeridoo gets lost in recordings. Due to the wide aperture, the mouthpiece is quite open, I had to apply some wax to be able to play it comfortably. I recommend this instrument for those collectors, who want to get the hold of a classic Djalu-stick, but also for those, who are looking for a didgeridoo suitable for sound-healing and meditation.

    Key: D Length: 174cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3.2-3.7cm Available from Sydney, NSW Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see the 'Additional information' tab below.

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  • An interesting instrument for didgeridoo collectors, who are hunting for a unique stick from Old Man Djalu'. The instrument is similar to the special didgeridoo type that Djalu referred to as Djoŋgirriny (read his story here). As we understand, instruments like Djoŋgirriny are made and played in Northwest Arnhem Land - on Goulburn Island and the adjacent region on the mainland -, akin to the mago-type didgeridoos: shorter in length, open internal aperture and full-bodied sound capable to promote melodic plying style. This instrument is alike the description above: open aperture, wide mouthpiece, low backpressure and suits slower playing styles. The transition between the drone and toot requires a little practice, but once the instrument warmed up, the dups are easy to hit. A great, unique catch on a friendly price.

    Key: D Length: 151cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3.3-4cm Available from Sydney, NSW Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see the 'Additional information' tab below.

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  • Another thunderous yiḏaki straight from Djalu's business for those collectors, who are looking for those long resonators. An easy to play instrument with good playing qualities, nice transition between the drone and toot and medium to low backpressure, so do not expect this stick to deliver fast rhythms. The large bell and solid wall provides the resonance you are looking for in big gun like this. The painting depict ḏatham or water lily tubes, a plant-based bushfood flavoured by Yolŋu.

    Key: D/F# Lenght: 176 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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  • Here is another big gun made by Djalu', it is coming available from our reserves. A long stick with thunderous, powerful and warm sound, easy transition between the drone and the toot, and great playing characteristics. As you can see on the photos, this instrument has an elegant body with tapered bell, a classic yiḏaki shape for your visual pleasures. Highly recommended for traditional players and collectors, make sure you don't miss it!

    Key: E/D Lenght: 176.5cm 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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  • Another great catch for those who would like to own a yiḏaki from Djalu' - or would like to get another good stick in their collection. Due to the spacious internal chamber and the open bell the backpressure is medium to low, you can feel the resonant warm sound throughout your body - both as the player and the listener. The drone is easy to hit and sounds great. The mouthpiece might require some wax, however I have managed to play it easily. A great instrument for slower, meditative rhythms and playing styles.

    Key: Eb/G Lenght: 161cm 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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  • 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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