Concert Quality Yidaki
Crafted by Djalu Gurruwiwi
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Hand selected by Jeremy Cloake, this very fine CONCERT QUALITY yidaki by Djalu Gurruwiwi has just arrived here at L.A.Outback from Yirrkala in Australia's N.E. Arnhem Land region. It comes with the original tag
issued by Buku-Larrngay Mulka art center where this instrument's documentation is archived. Djalu (pictured at right) made this handsome yidaki which features a natural mouthpiece and a 4.5" bell at the bottom end. Painted by Djalu himself (harder to find these days) with Gälpu clan bands and miny'tji (sacred design). See the close-up photo at left for a better look.
To the worldwide community of didgeridoo players, collectors and enthusiasts, Djalu Gurruwiwi needs no introduction. Renowned as the best craftsman, his yidaki are revered for their exceptional qualities. For years he has had many visitors coming to Arnhem Land to learn from him privately, and he leads the Yidaki Master Class at the Garma Festival each year. He has traveled to Germany, the USA, the Middle East and Asia to provide yidaki demonstrations and tuition.
Djalu is also distinguished from other yidaki makers as he is also a painter whose works on sheets of bark are held in major museums and collections in Australia and around the world. Djalu talks about his father having a yidaki with him at all times. When out turtle hunting in a dug-out canoe, Djalu recalls his father signaling the capture of a turtle by blowing horn tones on the yidaki to the rest of the family on the beach who would then prepare a big fire oven. Djalu often says how he blows his spirit into each instrument he makes, and sends it out around the world to spread the power of the yidaki.
Amongst his own people Djalu maintains his prominence as a yidaki master, talented artist, ceremonial leader and senior lawman for the Gälpu. This is a new instrument made the "old school" way and it's in excellent condition. Much more collectable than your average didgeridoo, and we honor that by using the proper Yolngu word for didgeridoo, "yidaki", here. The interior bore is very clear and open which increases volume, harmonics, and clarity of tone. Features a natural mouthpiece sanitized with
Didgeri-Clean (tea tree and lavender oil). No beeswax needed.
Soundwise: Concert Quality
A tall instrument with rich, warm, RESONANT acoustics and HEAPS OF DEPTH. Well balanced compression with smooth playing pressure that is easily maintained. Plenty of volume and power with excellent clarity. Conical, slightly craggy natural bore throughout. A smooth playing instrument with strong, blunt diaphramatic acoustics. Soft and bright horn toots with excellent transition from drone to horn toot or quick tups. Optimal strong backpressure for its size and pitch making the circular breathing technique easeful. This is a seriously impressive yidaki... a sonic marvel of collector's quality. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. Watch the video below to see Barry demo this yidaki for you. Read our
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Specs for this didgeridoo:
Key: C# (in perfect pitch)
Overtone toots: F#, C#, F#, Bb
Beginner to Advanced
1.18" Inner diameter
3.75" Outer diameter
Weight: 7.2 lbs / 3.3 kg
Ease of play:
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
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 QUALITYNot for serious playing. Good for mucking around on, or as a conversation piece.