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  "Nhulunbuy: 4 AM"
Australian Aboriginal Yidaki


 
Price: $988.00
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Description
 
"Nhulunbuy: 4 AM"
Concert Quality Vintage Yidaki

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

Rare Djalu in the key of low B, and in perfect pitch as well! This is a WONDERFUL YIDAKI for playing traditional hard tongue riddims, or for simply vegging out in sonic bliss! Its voice is warm, gruff, and more than a little Djalu Gurruwiwidirty. Djalu (pictured at right) made this handsome yidaki around 2005. The timber is well seasoned by age and plays like a dream. Acquired from a private collection, this yidaki is in fine condition with only a bit of wear to its appearance. It was painted by Gunariny Gurruwiwi with icons that represent garma, or brackish water.

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 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). I've placed a small ring of organic beeswax inside the lip of the mouthpiece because I prefer smaller, but this yidaki was made to be a natural mouthpiece and most people would be very happy with it that way. You could just remove the wax with a butter knife if you think it's too small for you, no dramas.

Soundwise: Concert Quality

Super easy and enjoyable to play, especially for such a DEEP PITCH. QUITE LOUD yet manageable with a sonic presence that's hot but also sweet. Perfectly crafted for playing in the traditional hard tongue style which involves blunt diaphragmatic riddims and a soft, warm horn toot. Dense, shape-shifting harmonic overtones. Excellent midrange acoustics for crisp tongued pops, tups and twang. Vocal response is remarkable in the low to midrange frequencies with massive guttural attacks and shimmering harmonics to balance out its acoustic qualities. Three easy horn tones. Optimal strong backpressure for its size and pitch make the circular breathing technique easeful. This is an heirloom quality artifact and a highly collectable instrument. 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 William demo this yidaki for you

and see the instrument in vivid HD detail!

Just click on the video below.




Specs for this yidaki:

Key: B (in perfect pitch)
Overtone toots: F, D, G, B
Skill: Beginner to Advanced
Wood: Stringybark eucalyptus
Length: 60.5"
Top: 2" Outer diameter
Bottom: 3.5" 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.




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