• 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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  • 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 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:
  • 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 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:
  • 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 highly versatile instrument from yiḏaki master Larry Gurruwiwi: a large and solid instrument with perfectly balanced backpressure, easy transition between the drone and toot, good-sounding 'dups', rich acoustics and large bell. I recommend this instrument for professional players.

    Key: E Length: 164cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.8cm Available from NSW Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see the ‘Additional information‘ tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • A stunning instrument in the lower sound range with surprisingly good playing properties: the drone is deep and straigh-forward, the toot is easy to hit, and the medium backpressure supports the player to blow faster rhythms.

    The artwork depicts a specific type of plant that grows in the thick patches of bush - called 'ratjpa' or 'jungle' by Yolŋu - and flowering during the wet-season (December to March). We have not managed to identify the plant, however we will be able to provide more information on the artwork certificate for the lucky buyer. Key: C# Length: 170cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.8cm Available from NSW Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see the ‘Additional information‘ tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • A huge stick with open aperture, large bell, low backpressure and highly resonant sound; I found the transition between the drone and toot easy, however the player needs some experience to be able to hit the 'dups'. I recommend this instrument for those players who are looking for a 'slow-burner' instrument for sound-bath on self and others.

    Key: C#/Eb Length: 172cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 4cm (waxed) Available from NSW Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see the ‘Additional information‘ tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • A slow-player instrument from Larry, so for those who have played yiḏaki made by Larry might be surprised: the open wide aperture slows the instrument down, it has low backpressure, deep, highly resonant sound and thin walls. I purchased this yiḏaki from Larry in August 2022 after the Garma Festival, where he used this stick for "yidaki healing". This instrument was originally made for personal use, that you can also see on the surface on the instrument as there are a few marks on it. A perfect instrument for those who are looking for a unique instrument for sound-bathing.

    Key: C#/D Length: 171cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 4-4.5cm without wax Available from NSW Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see the ‘Additional information‘ tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • Here is another classic stick from Larry: tapered shape, easy transition between the drone and toot, clear and powerful sound. A great Gälpu yiḏaki for traditional enthusiasts and collectors.

    Key: E Length: 151cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.5-2.7cm Available from Sydney, NSW Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see the ‘Additional information‘ tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • 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 stick from Larry for those, who are looking for an easy to handle instrument and good playing characteristics: the wall of the instrument is quite thin (compared to the solid construction of a usual Gälpu yiḏaki from Birritjimi), the internal chamber is tight, and gradually opens up towards the distal end. The mouthpiece is a little small to me, however it could be changed with a file since there is 'meat' at the top end. The sound is sharp and rich in higher tones, the transition between the drone and the toot is easy, and the backpressure is medium. You can see an 'unusual touch' on the instrument, as 'Buku' written on the top section of the stick, a note that demonstrates this instrument was made for the Buku-Larrŋgay Mulka Art Centre.

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  • An excellent yiḏaki from Master Larry with superb acoustics, and slim, but solid body. The instrument is responsive for tongue and lip movements, easy to play, a very versatile stick with powerful sound. The backpressure is well-balanced, the transition from the drone to the toot is effortless - the dups sound amazing, I recommend this great didgeridoo for those, who wish to practice traditional playing styles from Northeast Arnhem Land.

    Key: D Length: 167cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.7-3cm Available from NSW 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 Larry with a funky shape and a nice, good looking bell. The drone is sharp, and the medium backpressure makes this instrument easy to play either you want to play slow or fast. The toot is easy to hit, this natural stick is a good choice for anyone who want to sharpen traditional playing skills.

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  • A great yiḏaki for both traditional and contemporary players who are looking for an instrument with medium backpressure, open aperture and warm acoustics. The transition between the drone and toot is easy, and due to the wider moth and neck, the instrument is suitable for relaxed playing styles and rhythms. A nice, straight forward stick.

    Key: Eb Length: 151cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.8-3cm Available from Sydney, NSW Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see the ‘Additional information‘ tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • A simple looking instrument from Larry with great acoustics and playing characteristics, solid walls and conical body. The backpressure is well-balanced, the instrument is responsive for tongue and lip movements that makes this great yiḏaki a versatile player suitable to practice proper North-east Arnhem Land style techniques. The sound is warm, rich in overtones, the transition between the drone and toot is effortless. A great catch for yiḏaki-fans.

    Key: Eb Length: 157.5cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 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:
  • 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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  • As most of our customers know, Vernon is the son of the late yiḏaki master Mr Dj.Gurruwiwi. Vernon is a highly trained yiḏaki player and maker, he has been involved in his father's business since he was a child. This is the first instrument that is coming through under his name, so I am excited to see the next instruments that will come though from him. In terms of the sound and playability, it is a classic Gälpu stick as we know it through Old Man's works: rich sound with plenty of deep acoustics, the dup and toot are resonant and you can feel them in your gut, the medium backpressure is well balanced and easy to hit, and the instrument has solid wall that delivers a direct but resonant sound. Since there are some visible movements in the timber, I offer this instrument on a slightly reduced price; I highly recommend to oil this instrument before shipping, that I can organise upon request.

    Key: E Length: 153.5cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.8-3cm Available from NSW Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see the ‘Additional information‘ tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • As most of our customers know, Vernon is the son of the late yiḏaki master Mr Dj.Gurruwiwi. Vernon is a highly trained yiḏaki player and maker, he has been involved in his father's business since he was a child. This instrument comes with medium backpressure, warm sound and acoustics - especially once the instrument warmed up -, the transition between the drone and toot is easy. Even though it has great capacities, due to its lower key, I found this instrument is more suitable for slower rhythms. Recommended for both traditional and contemporary players.

    Key: C# Length: 161cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.7-3.2cm Available from NSW, Australia. We are currently processing automatic payments for customers within Australia only. If you wish to purchase an instrument from outside of Australia, please contact us via email. For details and specifications see the ‘Additional information‘ tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • Unfortunately I do not have any information about this instrument in regards to the maker or area of origin - except I found this little treasure in Buku, the Yirrkala art centre a few months ago with no reference on the artwork tag. The reason why I picked it up is its warm sound, nice acoustics and great playing characteristics. I recommend this treasure for anyone, who wish to purchase a great yiḏaki on a great price. A good catch!

    Key: D Length: 154.5cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.7-3cm Available from Sydney, NSW Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see the ‘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:
  • One of the best instrument we have in the stock at the moment. A classic stick from Ŋoŋu: balanced instrument with high backpressure, the transition between the drone and the toot is easy and sound absolutely fantastic (I cannot stop hitting the dups), and the artwork has high cultural integrity. I cannot speak highly enough about this instrument, I recommend it to those players who are practicing traditional playing styles. You won't be disappointed!

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  • A solid yiḏaki from Ŋoṉu with thick walls and great acoustics. The mouthpiece is comfortable, the bell is well worked-out, the backpressure is medium and lets you to roll rhythms effortless. The dups are easy to hit and sound great above the drone. The sound is rich and has lots of depth to it, especially when the instrument is warmed up. I recommend this instrument for those traditional and contemporary players who are looking for a great traditional didgeridoo.

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  • A classic stick from Ŋoŋu: well balanced instrument with confined chamber, medium to high backpressure and top-quality craftsmanship. The mouthpiece is comfortable, the toot is easy to hit and sound great. I recommend this instrument for players who are following traditional playing styles.

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  • Another great traditional yiḏaki from a busy maker from Dhalinybuy outstation, about 2 hours drive from Nhulunbuy. The backpressure is medium to high, the instrument is responsive, the toot is easy to hit. The sound is a little bit confined and a ‘dirty’ feel that I like very much. The bright and stunning painting is made by using natural colours, the design is one of the most used Daṯiwuy clan pattern painted by Ŋoŋu.

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  • Another great work from Ŋoŋu with balanced sound and backpressure, medium volume and good quality craftsmanship. I recommend this instrument for those, who are following the traditional playing techniques of the Northeast Arnhem Land region.

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  • This instrument might be a challenging one for many players due to its extremely high backpressure. Although yiḏaki with high pressure is not popular amongst the (non-Indigenous) players, I often recommend these instruments to challenge skills and muscles. It also helps you to understand the dynamics of the didgeridoo in general. So if you do not have one, here is one for you from a master maker on a good price!

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  • 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 Hungary, Europe with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see 'Additional information' tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • A superb yiḏaki from Marikuku for those players, who are looking for a highly-charged, versatile yiḏaki to practice the traditional playing styles of Northeast Arnhem Land. Despite the high backpressure it is an easy-to-play stick with sharp acoustics, responsive to tongue movements, the transition between the drone and toot is smooth - the drone plays below the drone, that is rare and sound pretty amazing. A unique find, do not miss it!

    Key: G/F# Length: 132cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.8cm Available from NSW, Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see 'Additional information' tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • Marikuku recently introduced a new design consolidating carving with painting, and delivered a series of stunning yiḏaki - here is another example of his works. Apart from the appealing new look, this instrument has superb playing characteristics: balanced backpressure, rich acoustics and easy transition between the drone and toot. Yolŋu treated this instrument with special appreciation in the art centre, so I recommend this instrument for traditional-fans who are looking for classic Yolŋu-style instruments.

    Key: F# Length: 128.5cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3.2cm AVAILABLE WITH DOMESTIC SHIPPING ONLY WITHIN AUSTRALIA. For details and specifications see 'Additional information' tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • Another topṯplayer yiḏaki from Marikuku with balanced pressure, sharp acoustics and superb playing characteristics. I recommend for those players who are following traditional playing-styles.

    Key: F/G Length: 137cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2cm Available from NSW, Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see 'Additional information' tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • Another top-yiḏaki from Marikuku in the key of F with G drone; well-balanced, responsive with medium backpressure, slim, lightweight body, sharp acoustics and good volume. A fun-to-play instrument, recommended for players who wish to sharpen their traditional-playing skills.

    Key: F/G Length: 136cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.6cm Available from NSW, Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see 'Additional information' tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • A great instrument from Marikuku for all, traditional and contemporary players. Due to the wide, open bore, this stick has lots of potentials, and the medium backpressure gives lots of 'space' for the player to apply different playing styles. The sound has a strong bass and fills up space around you. The mouth is open, so you might want to put some wax on. I found lots of fun in playing this instrument, a great catch.

    Key: Eb/G Length: 133cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3.2-3.5cm

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  • 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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  • A beautifully crafted instrument with slim tapered body, an excellent example of Marikuku's skills and attention to detail. The backpressure is medium, well balanced and allows the player to speed up or slow down, easily switch between the drone and toot and play effortless. The sound is straight, crisp and rich in harmonics. I recommend this instrument for serious yiḏaki enthusiasts.

    Key: Eb Length: 139ḻ.5cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3cm

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  • Marikuku recently came up with a new design and delivered a series of carved yiḏaki that are quite unique. Apart from the appealing new look, this instrument has superb playing characteristics: balanced backpressure, rich acoustics and easy transition between the drone and toot. I recommend this instrument for collectors who are looking for a new addition to their stock.

    Key: Eb/F# Length: 144.5cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.8cm Available from NSW, Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see 'Additional information' tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • Thos instrument is part of a new series or traditional instruments with carved patterns, outlining clan design (miny'tji) of the Dhuḏi-Djapu clan. Well balanced stick with rich acoustics, easy transition between horn and drone and perfectly shaped body, mouthpiece and bell - a true masterpiece from Marikuku.

    Key: E/F# Length: 143.6cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.6cm Available from NSW, Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see 'Additional information' tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • Another perfectly shaped instrument from Marikuku - and a great player of course! It comes with medium backpressure, responsive to tongue movements. Due to the size of the internal chamber and its acoustic range, it is a suitable instruments for both traditional and contemporary players.

    Key: D Length: 139cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3-3.2cm

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  • This instrument has been sitting in my unreleased stock for a few years, made in 2016. After warm and moist inside, it has surprisingly good playing qualities: sharp sound, full of overtones, responsive to tongue movements, the backpressure is medium and the transition from drone to toot is easy. A great yiḏaki on a great price!

    Key: D Length: 137cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3.3cm

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  • A low-key instrument for those who are looking for a yiḏaki to practice either traditional or contemporary playing styles. The instrument comes with medium backpresure, it is responsive to tongue movements, and a great tool to practice the 'growl' throat sounds - sounds great once the instrument warmed up.

    Key: C# Length: 139cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3.4cm

    Available from New South Wales, Australia with worldwide shipping.

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  • An excellent yiḏaki from Marikuku, painted with natural pigments. The backpressure is medium, therefore the instrument is easy to play; the dups sound really great and compliment the rich acoustics of the instrument. I recommend this instrument for both art collectors and yiḏaki players who look for instruments with high cultural integrity.

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