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  "Dharpa Creek"
Horace Munmilli vintage mago from Australia circa 1978

Price: $378.00

"Dharpa Creek"
Concert Quality Vintage Mago

Horace Munmilli magoCrafted by Horace Munmilli
Watch a VIDEO demo of this didgeridoo below!
This old, RARE and COLLECTABLE instrument by Horace Munmilli, circa 1981, was just acquired from a private collection. This is only the second vintage mago by Horace that we've had on offer in several years. It has been well cared for and shows no sign of damage, repair, or instability of the timber. The asking price on this one is more than reasonable for an instrument of this ilk. This is the kind of old mago that you may find on offer elsewhere for twice the price.

Horace is from the Ja-Bena area in Australia's Northern Territory, part of the Rembarrnga language group. Painted with natural ochres (earth pigments). The painting represents dharpa burra, the scrubby country of his homeland, depicting a freshwater fish and water lily. See the close-up photos at left for a better look. An art fixative, like that used on charcoal and pastel paintings, protects the artwork from smearing or running if the instrument gets wet.

This mago was crafted from termite hollowed yellow box eucalyptus. I've considered keeping this one in the L.A.Outback collection, but I kept a similar one by Ambrose Cameron recently so I've decided to let someone else out there have a go at this one. Truly old school, and instruments like these are getting harder to find, only surfacing when a collector decides to let one find a new home.

Suitable for any player from the beginner to advanced level. The bore is very clear 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: Concert Quality

This old, collectable mago is easeful and enjoyable to play. It's fairly compact for a D# and also light in weight, making it easy to carry around from drum circles to jam sessions with friends. And for those intrepid sonic scoundrels out there, check this out; you can easily drop the pitch from D# to low B on this mago. I always check the pitch-bendiness of every didgeridoo before I list it, but this one blew me away when it dropped all the way to low B. This is an acoustic phenomena that very few instruments deliver on, so if you want to add some drama to your riddims this one's got the sonic bling.

This mago is fairly loud yet manageable with a sonic presence that's hot but also sweet. Built to be played in the gutteral WAL (Western Arnhem Land) style, but you'll like playing faster contemporary riddims on it as well. Dense, shape-shifting harmonic flame and tone colors that create unique sonic travelogues through mind and place. Excellent midrange acoustics for crisp tongued pops, tups and spicy tongued twang. Vocal response is very good. It has three easy horn toots and optimal strong backpressure which makes the circular breathing technique easeful. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or would like a demo over the phone. This is a handsome showcase mago and it may not last long around here. Call straight away if you see your name on it. 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 didgeridoo for you
and see the instrument in vivid HD detail!

Just click on the video below.

Specs for this didgeridoo:

Key: D# (in perfect pitch)
Overtone toots: Bb, F#, C
Skill: Beginner to Advanced
Wood: Yellowbox eucalyptus
Length: 45.25"
Top: 1.75" Outer diameter
Bottom: 2.25" Outer diameter
Mouthpiece: Beeswax
Backpressure: Strong
Weight: 3 lbs / 1.4 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
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