• A slow-player mako in the lower key-range. Due to its low backpressure and resonance, it is a quite meditative instrument. Once I poured water through the inside, the sound got rich in overtones, so I would recommend for the future owner to oil the timber in order to reach its real potential.

    Key: C# Length: 126cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 4-4.5cm, the mouthpiece is waxed Available from Yirrkala, NT Australia with worldwide shipping Listen to this mako 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 excellent instrument, a good example of mako played in the Central-Arnhem Land region to accompany kun-borrk songs: the spacious internal chamber and large bell produces exceptional volume, resonance and acoustics, the backpressure is medium and supports the player to create the characteristic 'pulling-sound'. The artwork is detailed and beautiful, painted with natural pigments. I recommend this superb instrument for those, who are looking for a mako of the lifetime.

    Key: E Lenght: 139.5cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 4.3cm, the mouthpiece is waxed Available from Yirrkala, NT Australia with worldwide shipping Listen to this mako 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:
  • Another great work from Ŋoŋu, recommended for collectors and yiḏaki fans. The playing characteristics as we got used to from this maker: medium to high backpressure, easy transition between the drone and toot and superb craftsmanship and artwork. Another extra thing I love about this instrument is the overtones that are a little shadowed and compressed, that gives the sound some 'dirty' or 'murky' feel. I did get lost listening to these unique harmonics while playing.

    Key: E Length: 142cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.8cm Available from Yirrkala, NT Australia with worldwide shipping

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  • 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:
  • Another highly charged yiḏaki from master Ŋoŋu. The instrument has high backpressure, responsive to tongue movements and fun-to-play - if you have enough lung capacity. If not, it will train you to be stronger! I recommend this excellent instrument for those, who are following the yiḏaki playing styles.

    Key: F# 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:
  • Top-quality yiḏaki recommended for serious players and collectors. If you are familiar with traditional instruments, we do not need to introduce Ŋoŋu, one of the most productive yiḏaki makers of our time. As  you can see, it is a high-pitched yiḏaki with high backpressure and due to its tapered trumpet-like shape, its sound is highly-resonant and powerful. The transition between the drone and the toot is easy (both in the same key!), the instrument is super responsive for tongue and lip movements. This yiḏaki gets high scores from us!

    Key: G Length: 135.5cm 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:
  • Another top-quality Dhaḻwaŋu clan yiḏaki from Balku; the backpressure is well balanced, the transition between the drone and the toot is easy, the sound is direct and rich. I recommend this yiḏaki for those, who are looking for a traditional instrument with high cultural integrity to practice the traditional playing techniques of East Arnhem.

    Key: D# Lenght: 134cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.5-3cm Available from Yirrkala, NT Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see the 'Additional information' tab below. 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 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 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:
  • Here is a good opportunity for yiḏaki-nerds: a used ceremonial instrument from Marikuku with great playing characteristics. The chamber is tight at the top and opens up towards the bell (look at the shape of this instrument!), the dups are really easy to hit and sound amazing; the volume is high, the instrument responds well and does whatever the players wishes to hear. It is a heavily used stick, the timber had to cope with a lot and washed through many times. The sound currently is quite dry, that lights up with some water inside. The instrument is cracked at the bell, that is held together with silver duct tape. This yiḏaki is a great example of didgeridoos favoured by Yolŋu ceremonial players nowadays, so we recommend it for collectors who want to get a hold of a unique instrument.

    Key: G/G# Lenght: 134.5cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.8cm Available from Yirrkala, NT Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see 'Additional information' tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • A unique opportunity for those, who are looking for a high-pitched super-fast yiḏaki. Since the backpressure is high, I do recommend this instrument for experienced players. A light stick with thin walls, the internal aperture is open and tapered; the dup's are easy to hit - but then again, you need experience to reach the full potential of this great instrument. Here is another beautiful artwork from one of the best yiḏaki makers of our time.

    Key: G/F# Lenght: 133cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3.3cm Available from Yirrkala, NT Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see 'Additional information' tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • A top-quality yiḏaki from Northeast Arnhem Land with high cultural integrity and superb playing qualities. The sound has rich acoustics, and warm characteristics. The dups are easy to hit, the backpressure is in the medium range. I recommend this instrument for those players, who are looking for a two-in-one instrument to practice traditional playing styles painted with stunning Yolŋu miny'tji.

    Key: Eb-E/F# Lenght: 140cm 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:
  • Another great yiḏaki delivered by Marikuku. The instrument is easy to play with medium backpressure and easy transition between the dups and the drone. The sound is rich in acoustics, the wall of the instrument is solid and nicely finished at the outside. I recommend this instrument for those, who are looking for a top-quality yiḏaki to practice traditional rhythms.

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  • Here is a unique opportunity for yiḏaki players and collectors to own an original B. Wunuŋmurra. I do not think I need to introduce Old Man for those who are interested in yiḏaki; for those who are new to the yiḏaki-art: Mr B. Wunuŋmurra is one of the most known and most influential yiḏaki makers of our age, passed away a few years ago (see more in his bio by clicking on his name).

    This stick is quite short, the internal aperture is open and spacious all the way along the instrument - therefore the backpressure is medium, and the sound has plenty of bass and overtones. The player needs to experiment and practice how to hit the dups, however once he got it right, it is effortless and comes easy. A great stick to upgrade the collection with something unique! Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • 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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  • A high-resonant stick with thin walls and large internal chamber. The backpressure is low, therefore this instrument is quite relaxed and easy to play; the sound is rich in acoustics, deep and warm. The mouthpiece does not have wax at the moment, although it will be required since the opening is quite large. A great mago for kunborrk style!

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  • A top-player instrument for those who wish to practice the kunborrk style of Central and West Arnhem Land. This instrument has a characteristic sound and resonance with medium backpressure, plenty of acoustics and solid, but resonant body. I highly recommend this excellent mako for traditional players, who want to sharpen their skills on West Arnhem style.

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  • A unique catch for collectors: and 'old-style instrument with a mouthpiece insert, sealed with sugarbag: an amazing artwork straight from the bush. The instrument has open chamber and plenty of internal space, the sound is resonant, warm, rich in acoustics and the backpressure is medium to low. I recommend this great mako for traditional players.

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