"Heartbeat of Creation"
Concert Quality Vintage Yidaki
Crafted by Djalu GurruwiwiWatch a VIDEO demo of this didgeridoo below! This fine yidaki with a natural wood mouthpiece was made by Djalu around 2008. Acquired from the private collection of Ben Hicks, who originally sourced it on one of his many trips to the remote area of Australia's N.E. Arnhem Land.
This EXCEPTIONAL SOUNDING yidaki delivers a focused sonic drone-beam whilst responding very well to contemporary style, suiting most balanda (non-aboriginal) players perfectly.
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 every year since its inception. He has traveled to Germany, the
USA, the Middle East and Asia to provide yidaki demonstrations and
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.
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 needed.Soundwise: Concert Quality
Such a versatile yidaki! Jump from traditional riddims and playing techniques to contemporary riffs with no resistance. Warm jets of healing vibes and gravel-voiced billows of sonic clouds waft through this very vocal didgeridoo. It prefers to play slower to moderately paced riddims and would make a great instrument for chilling out or providing a sonic atmosphere during yoga class. Overall, the acoustics lean towards the raw rather than polished end of the spectrum with gritty vocals and amped distortion effects. Two soft horn toots. Optimal medium-strong backpressure makes the circular breathing technique easier. Highly collectable for its sound, well seasoned timber, and provenance. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. Watch
the video below to see Alan 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. Read our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.
Includes Certificate of Authenticity, care guide and playing guide.
Watch Alan demo this didgeridoo for youand see the instrument in vivid HD detail!Just click on the video below.
Specs for this yidaki:
Overtone toots: F#, C#, G, B
Skill: Beginner to Advanced
Wood: Stringybark eucalyptus
Top: 1.25" Inner Diameter
Bottom: 4" Outer Diameter
Mouthpiece: Natural wood
Weight: 7.2 lbs / 3.3 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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