• 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 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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  • 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 classic Yali-yiḏaki with all characteristics you can expect: 'rocket-shaped' body, thin neck, medium pressure, warm drone, easy to hit toots and well worked-out bell. A great choice for those, who follow traditional playing styles.

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  • It is unusual to find a yiḏaki that is made in Birritjimi – at Djalu’s workshop – with thin walls and highly resonant body; sticks made by either Larry or Djalu have thick, solid walls and powerful, ‘boomy’ sound. This instrument is different – and that is why I wanted to have it in the stock! The narrow neck opens up to an open aperture, the backpressure is medium to low that makes me to feel that this is a slow-player instrument – even though I find it easy to speed up the rhythm. What I enjoy in this yiḏaki is the warm, resonant sound that flows the sound, and drifts you away. Contemporary players would find much joy in this excellent instrument as well as trad-fans.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Including a copy of the Waṉḏawuy – Mulka Manikay Archives CD

    A unique instrument recommended for collectors who look for something different. Wapurpurr is one of my favourite yiḏaki makers, who live in Waṉḏawuy outstation, about 2.5 hours drive from Yirrkala. He is a ceremonial player, that is clearly reflected in his instruments. This didgeridoo has an open bore, medium backpressure, full-bodied sound with rick acoustics. What makes this instrument special is the artwork that is carved and painted with natural pigments, it depicts two snakes visually moving along the body of the instrument – stunning effect, very well done Wapurpurr! We recommend this rare artwork for collectors. We hope, that the future owner will enjoy listening to the Mulka Manikay Archives Waṉḏawuy recording that accompanies the instrument, featuring Wapurpurr on yiḏaki.

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  • A nice and simple didgeridoo for those, who are looking for an easy-to-handle and easy-to-play stick to practice traditional rhythms. It has an open bore, medium backpressure, nice toot, and surprisingly good volume. Good work from Waṉḏawuy!

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  • A highly charged instrument with tight upper chamber, high backpressure and classic 'dirty' sound. Despite the high key and pressure, this yiḏaki is easy to handle, responsive and the transition between the drone and toot is easy. Recommended for those who are looking for a unique sound.

    Key: F# Length: 130cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.9cm

    Available from New South Wales, Australia with worldwide shipping.

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  • A superb, fast player instrument with direct, responsive playing characteristics, easy transition between the drone and toot, medium backpressure and great acoustics. A perfect choice for someone who is looking for a high-pitched instrument to practice the 'Yolŋu-style'.

    Key: F# Length: 126cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.8-3.2cm AVAILABLE WITH DOMESTIC SHIPPING ONLY WITHIN AUSTRALIA. For details and specifications see 'Additional information' tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • Many yiḏaki collectors will appreciate this instrument: perfect shape, playability and the miny'tji (artwork) makes this stick quite unique. The characteristics of this yiḏaki same as other works from Paul Maymuru: easy transition from the drone to the toot, direct sound with rich acoustics and superb craftsmanship. The fine artwork, painted with natural pigments, depicts the Milky Way: this particular design belongs to the Maŋgalili clan who sing the song-cycle about the two ancestral beings who were drown close to the river-mouth of the Milŋiyawuy river (named as Koolatong by ŋäpaki/white man) after their canoe was tipped over by a huge tidal wave (an event sung by different Yolŋu clan-groups in the area). As the Yolŋu historical accounts say, the spirits of the men then became stars and entered into a never-ending cycle of incarnation and re-incarnation from human beings into stars again. Yolŋu use the Milŋiyawuy river as an analogue to pass on an immense sacred and sacred story that ties the Maŋgalili ancestral beings, some totemic figures, the river, the land around Djarrakpi (a nearby homeland at Cape Shield) and the Milky Way together.

    Key: F Length: 132.5cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3cm Available from NSW, Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see 'Additional information' tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • Another top-quality instrument from Paul, if you have a look on the photos you can have an idea about his skills as a yiḏaki maker: this wall, fine finish, perfect chisel-work at the bell and mouth, and overall a good choice of log with clear, open aperture. Nice transition, responsive and great acoustics, highly recommended for collectors and serious players.

    Key: F Length: 121cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3cm AVAILABLE WITH DOMESTIC SHIPPING ONLY WITHIN AUSTRALIA. For details and specifications see 'Additional information' tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • A fast and versatile stick, easy-to-handle lightweight body, comfortable mouthpiece, easy transition between the drone and toot, crisp sound with plenty of higher overtones. A good choce for players who are looking for a perfect companion to sharpen their playing style.

    Key: F Length: 125cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3cm AVAILABLE WITH DOMESTIC SHIPPING ONLY WITHIN AUSTRALIA. For details and specifications see 'Additional information' tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • A great stick with rich acoustics, easy transition to the 'dups' and superb craftsmanship - look at other instruments from Paul Maymuru, he consistently delivers the same quality. Same as his other works, this instrument is recommended for didgeridoo player both beginners or experienced.

    Key: E Length: 135.5cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3cm AVAILABLE WITH DOMESTIC SHIPPING ONLY WITHIN AUSTRALIA. For details and specifications see '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:
  • 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:
  • 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 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 'super-sonic' yiḏaki from Ŋoŋu: the instrument is responsive to tongue and cheek movements, the backpressure is high but well-balanced, the transition between the drone and toot is very easy. Even though this instrument looks like a slim, tiny and short stick, don't be confused, it is a power-house. I highly recommend this instrument for traditional players, who are looking for a perfect, high-quality yiḏaki.

    Key: F# Length: 135.5cm 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:
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