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  "Roar of Garma"
Australian Aboriginal Mago by Djimbarrdjimbarrwuy

Price: $648.00

"Roar of Garma"
Concert Quality Mago-Yidaki

Djimbarrdjimbarrwuy magoCrafted by Djimbarrdjimbarrwuy
Watch a VIDEO demo of this didgeridoo below!

VERY RARE! This MAGNIFICENT mago-yidaki hybrid was painted by the old master artist Djimbarrdjimbarrwuy from the remote island of Milingimbi just off the coast of N.E. Arnhem Land. One of the "Crocodile Islands", Milingimbi is also the birthplace of master yidaki crafter Djalu Gurruwiwi. In nearly two decades of acquiring didgeridoos, mago and yidaki from art centers and private collectors, this is the only instrument we've ever seen or heard of by Djimbarrdjimbarrwuy. Examples of his work are held in the archives of the National Museum of Australia. The reason I'm calling this a mago-yidaki hybrid is because it's made of yellowbox eucalyptus with a fairly straight bore indicative of the finest mago, yet the artist and place from where it was sourced would refer to it as yidaki. A most unusual find.

Acquired from a private collection (circa 1986) this rare instrument is in EXCELLENT CONDITION and rated as CONCERT QUALITY with a HAUNTINGLY RESONANT vibe. The artwork features brackish water fish rendered in natural ochres (earth pigments). It shows almost no sign of wear. There are also no signs of plugs, patches or cracks on it anywhere, even around the distal end. Best of all is the awesome sound it delivers... the long natural bore delivers a RICHLY HARMONIC drone with a dense, otherworldly acoustic. This old mago-yidaki is likely to find a home quickly.

Originally sourced directly from the remote art center at Milingimbi in Australia's Northern Territory, this is an "old school" instrument that's much more collectable than your average didgeridoo. Prized for its sound, well seasoned timber, and provenance. The interior bore is very clear and open which increases volume, harmonics, and clarity of tone. The mouthpiece is fitted with its original organic "sugarbag" dark beeswax which will be sanitized with Didgeri-Clean (tea tree and lavender oil) before shipping. The mouthpiece can easily be adjusted if needed to fit you perfectly. Instructions included, no worries.

Soundwise: Concert Quality

Versatile D# and QUITE LOUD considering its fairly compact profile. A solid, direct mago-yidaki with a fair bit of blunt playing character and aggressive, bright, somewhat roughly gritty sound. This one responds well to strong technique with a lot of pop, edge, and prominent passive vocal response. The minor third toot interval and very complex harmonic response add a dark brooding tonality to an otherwise bright sounding instrument... a fascinating and unique combination. Gravel-voiced distortion effects. Blunt diaphragmatic response with perfectly balanced acoustics. Three easy horn toots, the first being warm against the drone. Nearly effortless tup on the first horn toot. Optimal strong backpressure for its size and pitch make the circular breathing technique very easeful.

This instrument is bound to uptick in value in the coming years, especially as a huge segment of the U.S. population is becoming aware of finer quality didgeridoos and want their own connection to appreciate and preserve a shrinking supply of authentic vintage instruments. It's unknown how many more instruments like this one will appear for sale over the coming years, but it's safe to say that there won't be very many. Fine instruments of this ilk only come around every so often, so if you've been dreaming of owning a serious, well seasoned didgeridoo then take it away quickly or it'll be gone. 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 Barry demo this mago for you

and see the instrument in vivid HD detail!

Just click on the video below.

Specs for this mago-yidaki:

Key: D#
Overtone toots: A, F#, C
Skill: Beginner to Advanced
Wood: Yellowbox eucalyptus
Length: 47"
Top: 1.75" Outer diameter
Bottom: 2.5" Outer diameter
Backpressure: Strong
Weight: 4.2 lbs / 1.9 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!

Sound rating for this mago: CONCERT QUALITY

CONCERT QUALITY 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 QUALITY Not for serious playing. Good for mucking around on, or as a conversation piece.

GEAR: Click photos for details
Didge Care Pack
Price: $19.95

Didgeridoo Care Pack
Didgeridoo Carry Bag
Price: $38.00

Didgeridoo Carry Bags
Beeswax for Mouthpieces

Beeswax For Didgeridoo Mouthpieces
Price: $6.98

Didgeridoo Cleaner Didgeri-Clean

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