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  "Breathing the Pulse"
Frank Thill yidaki circa 2001 crafted from stringybark eucalyptus, available at L.A.Outback Didgeridoos in California.

Price: $1,298.00

"Breathing the Pulse"
Vintage, Concert Quality Yidaki

Frank Thill YidakiCrafted by Frank Thill
Watch a VIDEO demo of this didgeridoo below!

In the didgeridoo community at large only a few names have become synonymous with expertly crafted yidaki, and one of them (Frank) is not aboriginal. Frank Thill worked with Djalu Gurruwiwi and his family for quite a while in Australia's NE Arnhem Land, learning traditional crafting techniques from the master himself. Upon moving to Darwin around 2001, Frank's reputation for making exceedingly fine yidaki had begun to swell around the world. With Djalu's blessing, Frank crafted some of the most highly sought-after instruments to be found. Then, in a matter of just a few years (following the birth of his daughter) Frank shifted gears, moved his family to South Australia, and pursued an entirely new career. So the number of instruments Frank made are quite limited as compared to those by crafters still working today. And that makes a fine yidaki by Frank Thill even more rare and desirable among players and collectors.

This yidaki was acquired from a private collection and is in most excellent condition with barely a mark on it anywhere. This BIG, GORGEOUS, BEEFY, RESONANT, CONCERT QUALITY yidaki was crafted from well seasoned stringybark eucalyptus. It sports a BIG 7.25" bell on the bottom end, and wait until you hear this MONSTER YIDAKI! At nearly 5.5 feet long and 14 pounds in weight this is not an instrument to take backpacking, rather, it's a showpiece that you'll admire and enjoying playing at home for many years. The conical bore is very clear which increases volume, harmonics, and clarity of tone. A semi-gloss finish protects the wood and artwork from the elements. The inside was originally treated with tung oil and has now age seasoned beautifully and without any cracks whatsoever. Fitted with an organic beeswax mouthpiece that's been 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
This spectacular yidaki delivers a VERY LOUD and ACOUSTICALLY WARM voice pitched in E that's nearly effortless to manipulate. A VIBRANT HARMONIC TONEWAVE rings above the drone as clear and present to the player as for the listener. The conical bore and thick walls makes this yidaki REVERBERATE with perfectly balanced acoustics, BIG PHAT BASS frequencies and highly articulate vocals. Everyone and everything in the room vibrates when you play this yidaki! Three easy horn toots, all warm against the drone. Optimal strong backpressure for its size and pitch make for easier circular breathing. Excellent value for its sound quality, age-seasoned timber, and provenance. Likely to sell quickly so please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We'll make a video soon, but feel free to ring us on 1-800-519-1140 for a demo over the phone if you are seriously interested in this yidaki. Read our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

Includes Certificate of Authenticity, care guide and playing guide.

Watch Koji demo this didgeridoo for
you and see the instrument in vivid HD detail!

Just click on the video below.

didgeridoo video demo

Specs for this yidaki:

Key: E
Overtone toots: F, C, F#, G#
Skill: Beginner to Advanced
Wood: Stringybark eucalyptus
Length: 63.75"
Top: 2" outer diameter
Bottom: 7.25" outer diameter
Mouthpiece: Beeswax
Backpressure: Strong
Weight: 14 lbs / 6.4 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!

Our sound quality ratings:

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

HIGH QUALITY Very good 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 muking around on, or as a conversation piece.

GEAR: Click photos for details
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