Concert Quality Vintage Yidaki
Crafted by Manany GurruwiwiWatch a VIDEO demo of this didgeridoo below!Play Audio Demo by Ben Hicks
This DEADLY SOUNDING yidaki was acquired in Yirrkala by Ben hicks in 2006. And typical of Manany's better instruments, this one is super easy to play right from the get-go. Manany
(pictured at right) painted this exceptionally fine yidaki using natural hand made ochres (earth pigments). The artwork features a duo motif of Wititj the olive python, along with Gälpu clan designs that are very
significant to her tribe. The execution of the fine crosshatch lines is
remarkable. Manany is the daughter of Gumatj woman Duwambu Burarrwanga and Gälpu clan leader Mithinarri Gurruwiwi, one of the most famous Yolngu artists of the previous generation. She has worked alongside the two mentioned above as well as on her own.
Manany's work is consistently excellent with typical pieces having natural bores, small natural mouthpieces and excellent playing qualities. This
is an "old school" instrument in fine condition, much more
collectable than your average didgeridoo, and we honor that by using the
proper Yolngu word for didgeridoo, "yidaki", here. Crafted from
naturally termite hollowed stringybark eucalyptus. The timber is age seasoned and there has been no repair or refinishing work on this piece as none was ever needed. The bell or distal end is very clear and open which increases volume, harmonics, and clarity of
tone. Features a natural mouthpiece that's been sanitized with Didgeri-Dlean (tea tree and lavender oil). No beeswax needed.
Soundwise: Concert Quality
A super responsive, smooth playing yidaki with FULL, RICH and CLEAR acoustics. Transitions well from traditional hard tongue style to contemporary style riddims. Exceptional bass frequencies and very good vocal clarity for a high pitched yidaki. Warm horn tone in contrast to the drone that is easily achieved and transitions well. Nicely painted with a unique design depicting raintree leaves. Mostly natural bore with some master chisel work in the bell end. Watch
the video below to see Andjru demo this yidaki for you. We don't
rehearse these videos so you get to see someone playing it for the first
time, which is the closest thing to you being here to play it yourself. Many of you know how quickly a yidaki like this can find a home, so please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. Read our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
Includes Certificate of Authenticity, care guide and playing guide.
Watch Andjru demo this didgeridoo for youand see the instrument in vivid HD detail!
Just click on the video below.
Specs for this didgeridoo:Key: C#
Overtone toots: E, C#, G, B
Skill: Beginner to Advanced
Wood: Stringybark eucalyptus
Top: 1.18" Inner diameter
Bottom: 3.25" outer
Wall thickness: Medium
Weight: 5.8 lbs / 2.6 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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