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  "Ralpa Yawuny"
Australian Aboriginal Yidaki

Price: $1,498.00

"Ralpa Yawuny"
Concert Quality Yidaki

Bruce Wunungmurra yidakiCrafted by Burrngupurrngu Wunungmurra
Watch a VIDEO demo of this didgeridoo below!

This is an EXQUISITE yidaki that belongs in the hands of a serious player/collector. Burrngupurrngu a.k.a. Bruce (pictured at right), is one of the foremost yidaki makers and a senior lawman for the Dhalwangu clan. Burrngupurrngu WunungmurraWhilst busy with ceremonial responsibilities for months at a time, Burrngupurrngu demands of himself a consistent standard. He is well respected amongst Yolngu communities for his knowledge of yidaki making and playing. Even as a young man he was sought after to play in ceremony. The artwork by Djul'djul Gurruwiwi features Galpu clan designs depicting Wititj (ancestral rainbow snake) thunderclouds and salt and freshwater fish in natural ochres (earth pigments). The cross hatch lines on this yidaki are even finer than most of Djul'djul's work. It is a high level art piece as well as being a fantastic player.

Acquired from a private collection, circa 1998, this is an "old school" instrument in very good condition. There is normal wear, especially just below the mouthpiece where you hold the instrument whilst playing, but otherwise fine. Much more collectable than your average didgeridoo, and we honor that by using the proper Yolngu word for didgeridoo, "yidaki", here. 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

This is a solid yidaki with a fair bit of blunt playing character and aggressively bright, somewhat rough 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. It has strong backpressure for its size and pitch making the circular breathing technique very easeful. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. Watch the video below to see Andjru 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 Andjru demo this yidaki for you

and see the instrument in vivid HD detail!

Just click on the video below.

yidaki videom

Specs for this yidaki:

Key: D#
Overtone toots: G#, E, G#, C#
Skill: Beginner to Advanced
Wood: Stringybark eucalyptus
Length: 54.25"
Top: 1.2" Inner diameter
Bottom: 3.5" Outer diameter
Mouthpiece: Natural wood
Backpressure: Strong
Weight: 6.4 lbs / 2.9 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!

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
Price: $6.98

Didgeridoo Cleaner Didgeri-Clean
Playing the Didgeridoo - CD Number 1
Price: $19.98

Playing the Didgeridoo - CD Number 1
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