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  "Old Black River"
Vintage Australian Aboriginal Mago from central Arnhem Land circa 1995 on offer at L.A.Outback Didgeridoos in Los Angeles, CA.

Price: $548.00

"Old Black River"
Vintage, Collectable Mago

Arnhem Land Eucalyptus MagoCrafted by Peter Napillirri
Watch a VIDEO demo of this didgeridoo below!

Acquired from the private collection of Inlakesh (circa 2002) this old mago by Peter Napillirri is in fair condition with a hauntingly gruff drone. The artwork is rendered in natural ochres (earth pigments) featuring a Jewfish and python motif. Crafted from termite hollowed yellow box eucalyptus. This is an "old school" instrument, much more collectable than your average didgeridoo, and we honor that by using the regional word for didgeridoo, "mago", here. Very desirable for its artwork, well seasoned timber, and provenance.

So why is it priced so low? True, a mago of this age with this artwork would normally fetch at least twice the asking price of this one. But this mago has been deeply discounted due to four small and one medium sized patched areas, along with some other minor scratches here and there. Inlakesh applied a beeswax seal to these patches many years ago which have held up well, but this mago needs attention once again to make it sound the way it should. If you're willing to take this one to task you're saving a heap on this old beaut! The interior bore is very clear and open which increases volume, harmonics, and clarity of tone. Fitted with an organic beeswax mouthpiece sanitized with Didgeri-Clean (tea tree and lavender oil). The mouthpiece can easily be adjusted to fit you perfectly. Instructions included, no worries.

Soundwise: Good Quality

This old mago is a traditional instrument with a gruff, warm tonality. Hauntingly low pitch between B and C. Dirty acoustics for the player wanting a raw, slightly muted sound rather than delivering bright and shiny harmonics. With a bit of push there's power in this mago! The instrument has a clear, natural bore throughout. It offers good compression which produces a smooth drone. When played contemporary style it generates articulate vocal response for far-off dingo howls, kookaburra calls, and otherworldly echoes. It has medium-strong backpressure which is good for its size and pitch making the circular breathing technique easier. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. Watch the video below to see Brandon demo this mago 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 Brandon demo this yidaki for you
and see the instrument in vivid HD detail!

Just click on the video below.

Specs for this Mago:

Key: Between B and C
Overtone toots: F#, D#, G#
Skill: Beginner to Advanced
Wood: Yellowbox eucalyptus
Length: 55.25"
Mouth: 1.75" Outer diameter
Bell: 3.25" Outer diameter
Mouthpiece: Black beeswax
Backpressure: Strong-Medium
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 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.

GEAR: Click photos for details
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