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  "Away Beyond"
Eucalyptus Didgeridoo from Australia by Kenny Wark


 
Price: $628.00
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"Away Beyond"
Concert Quality Didgeridoo

Ken Wark didgeridooPainted by Kenny Wark (Munungurr aboriginal)
Watch a VIDEO demo of this didgeridoo below!

Kenny Wark Yungamulwoi painted this big, beefy, uniquely shaped didgeridoo which features two natural bumps in the wood that Kenny used to represent turtle shells. There's also a HUGE 6" bell on the bottom end! This is a LOUD, CONCERT QUALITY didgeridoo that produces a raspy, earthy, HIGHLY RESONANT acoustic. The artwork features a motif of turtles, freshwater fish and goanna lizard. Kenny (pictured below right) was born around 1947 near the mouth of the Roper River in East Arnhem Land, where the river meets the Gulf of Ken WarkCarpentaria. This area is known as Dhuruputbi and the language is Balummumu/Djapu and his tribe is the Munungurr. Ken received no formal education and lived in isolation in this area all of his young life until the family moved to the nearest major town of Katherine. This lack of contact with "white civilization" in his formative years shows through in his paintings. He depicts in his paintings subjects which are often associated with hunting and gathering activities such as bush foods, birds, animals and reptiles. He paints in the so called X-Ray style, with fine cross hatching (raark) associated with Arnhem Land Bark Paintings.

Ken says his father and grandfather (Doonji) have had the biggest influence on his work. From a young age Ken watched these two people paint and learnt from them the Dreamtime tales that their paintings conveyed. In later years Ken has been influenced by David Blanasi (deceased) and George Djungawanga (Left Hand George) in his work. Through his art, Ken hopes to heighten the awareness of Aboriginal Art in the community at large. He also hopes his success as a painter will influence his descendants to emulate him.

This handsome vintage didgeridoo, circa 2002, was acquired from a fellow didgeridoo importer and has never been privately owned or played regularly. The timber is well age-seasoned with no signs of repair or refinish ever needed. This ripper didgeridoo was crafted from termite hollowed eucalyptus. The interior bore is very clear and open which increases volume, harmonics, and clarity of tone. A semi gloss finish protects the wood and artwork from the elements. Fitted with an organic beeswax mouthpiece sanitized with Didgeri-Clean (tea tree and lavender oil). The mouthpiece can easily be adjusted to fit you perfectly. Instructions included, no worries.

Soundwise: Concert Quality

With high volume and ease of manipulation, this didgeridoo delivers sonics that are both ROBUST and grittily textured. Whip snapping response to tongued riddims! Very easy to get the best out of it straight away. A more experienced player will appreciate its brilliant tone and thrumming bass frequencies, and a beginner will revel in its smooth playability. This sonically rich instrument sounds as rich and handsome as it looks. The best choice for someone wanting a very high quality upper register didgeridoo at the best possible price. You get warm vocals, far-away tongued drumbeats, and colorful distortion effects. Three quick horn toots, all warm against the drone.

This instrument is bound to uptick in value in the coming years, especially as a huge segment of the U.S. population is becoming aware of finer quality didgeridoos and want their own connection to appreciate and preserve a shrinking supply of authentic vintage instruments. It's unknown how many more instruments like this one will appear for sale over the coming years, but it's safe to say that there won't be very many. And remember, this particular one has never been owned privately or played regularly –– such a find! Fine instruments of this ilk only come around every so often, so if you've been dreaming of owning a serious, well seasoned didgeridoo then take it away quickly or it'll be gone. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. Watch the video below to see Barry demo this didgeridoo for you. We don't rehearse these videos so this is virtually you picking it up playing it for the first time! 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

Includes Certificate of Authenticity, care guide and playing guide.


Watch Barry demo this didgeridoo for you

and see the instrument in vivid HD detail!

Just click on the video below.

video demo




Specs for this didgeridoo:

Key: E
Overtone toots: F, C#, G, B, D
Skill: Beginner to Advanced
Wood: Bloodwood eucalyptus
Length: 60.75"
Top: 2.5" outer diameter
Bottom: 6" outer diameter
Backpressure: Strong-Medium
Weight: 10.6 lbs / 4.8 kg
Ease of play: Very easy
Loudness: Low IIIIIIIII High


What if you don't bond with this didgeridoo?

It can be exchanged within 30 days for any reason and there's no

restocking fee. Can't decide on one? Call 1-800-519-1140 for live help!



Sound rating for this didgeridoo:
CONCERT

CONCERT QUALITY First rate, professional grade sound with perfectly balanced acoustics.

HIGH QUALITY Great sound! Better than most found at comparable prices.

GOOD QUALITY Nice introductory didgeridoo, but may lack in tonal quality and/or volume.

FAIR QUALITY Not for serious playing. Good for mucking around on, or as a conversation piece.



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