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  "Djeda Bukaway"
Australian Aboriginal Yidaki

Price: $1,298.00

"Djeda Bukaway"
Vintage, Concert Quality Yidaki

Djalu yidakiCrafted by Djalu & Djapiliwuy Gurruwiwi
Watch a VIDEO demo of this didgeridoo below!

This very fine CONCERT QUALITY yidaki by Djalu was recently acquired from the Ben Hicks collection. Made in 2006, this yidaki is in fine condition and great for playing traditional hard tongue riddims or contemporary style! Its voice is warm with little pips of static, BEAMING BASS frequencies and AWESOME HARMONICSDjalu Gurruwiwi. Djalu (pictured at right) most likely painted it himself with icons that represent Gälpu clan designs that are very significant to his people. See the close-up photo at left for a better look.

To the worldwide community of yidaki players, collectors and enthusiasts, Djalu Gurruwiwi (pictured at right) 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 has also led 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 an "old school" instrument, much more collectable than your average didgeridoo, and we honor that by using the proper Yolngu word for didgeridoo, "yidaki", here. A treasure for its sound, size, condition, well seasoned timber, and provenance. 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 is needed.

Soundwise: Concert Quality

Extraordinary harmonics and a rock steady drone that responds very well to tongued riddims. This sensational, well crafted instrument offers a billowing tonal swelter which beckons to be explored and mastered. Simply put, a yidaki doesn't get much better or more enjoyable to play than this. It has reverberant and sinuous tone colors and it's very easy to get the best out of it straight away. The slightly tapered bore carries sweetly hot acoustics and warm bass frequencies. Articulate vocal effects and animal chatter. Three easy horn tones. Optimal strong backpressure for its size and pitch make the circular breathing technique easeful. 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. Read our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

Includes Certificate of Authenticity, care guide and playing guide.

Watch Ben Hicks demo this yidaki for you

and see the instrument in vivid HD detail!

Just click on the video below.

Specs for this yidaki:

Key: C#
Overtone toots: E, C, F#, B
Skill: Beginner to Advanced
Wood: Stringybark eucalyptus
Length: 62.75"
Top: 1.75" Outer diameter
Bottom: 3.75" Outer diameter
Mouthpiece: Organic beeswax
Backpressure: Strong
Weight: 8.4 lbs / 3.2 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
Playing the Didgeridoo - CD Number 1
Price: $19.98

Playing the Didgeridoo - CD Number 1
Mouthpiece Covers

Didgeridoo Mouthpiece Covers
Price: $6.98

Didgeridoo Cleaner Didgeri-Clean

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