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  "Dharpa Burra"
Horace Munmilli vintage mago from Australia circa 1978

Price: $548.00

"Dharpa Burra"
Performance Quality Vintage Mago

Horace Munmilli magoCrafted by Horace Munmilli
Watch a VIDEO demo of this didgeridoo below!

This old, VERY RARE and HIGHLY COLLECTABLE instrument by Horace Munmilli, circa 1978, was just acquired from a private collection. We haven't seen one like this in many years. It has been well cared for and shows no sign of damage, repair, or instability of the timber. The asking price on this one is more than reasonable for an instrument of this ilk. This is the kind of old mago that you may find on offer elsewhere for twice the price.

Horace is from the Ja-Bena area in Australia's Northern Territory, part of the Rembarrnga language group. He painted this rugged mago using the traditional technique of placing natural earth pigments and gypsum clay in his mouth, then spraying it onto the mago. You hardly ever see this done anymore. The painting represents dharpa burra, the scrubby country of his homeland. See the close-up photos at left for a better look.

This mago was crafted from termite hollowed yellow box eucalyptus. I've considered keeping this one in the L.A.Outback collection, but I kept a similar one by Ambrose Cameron recently so I've decided to let someone else out there have a go at this one. There is no finish on this old mago so it has a wonderful patina. Truly old school, and instruments like these are getting harder to find, only surfacing when a collector decides to let one find a new home.

Suitable for any player from the beginner to advanced level. The bore is very clear which increases volume, harmonics, and clarity of tone. 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: Performance Quality

This old, collectable mago is easeful and enjoyable to play. Fairly loud yet manageable with a sonic presence that's hot but also sweet. Fairly open bore with a curve two thirds down that seems to warm up the acoustic. Built to be played in the gutteral WAL (Western Arnhem Land) style, but you'll like playing faster contemporary riddims on it as well. Dense, shape-shifting harmonic flame and tone colors that create unique sonic travelogues through mind and place. Excellent midrange acoustics for crisp tongued pops, tups and spicy tongued twang. Vocal response is very good. It has three easy horn toots and optimal strong-medium backpressure which makes the circular breathing technique easeful. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or would like a demo over the phone. This is a handsome showcase mago and it may not last long around here. Call straight away if you see your name on it. Read our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

Includes Certificate of Authenticity, care guide and playing guide.

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

Just click on the video below.

Specs for this didgeridoo:

Key: E
Overtone toots: A, G, C#
Skill: Beginner to Advanced
Wood: Yellowbox eucalyptus
Length: 43"
Top: 2" Outer diameter
Bottom: 2.75" Outer diameter
Mouthpiece: Beeswax
Backpressure: Strong-Medium
Weight: 3 lbs / 1.4 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 Same as performance quality, but with perfectly balanced acoustics.

PERFORMANCE QUALITY First rate, professional grade sound and playability.

HIGH QUALITY Above average 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.

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