• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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