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  "Song for Bandicoot"
Native Hardwood Didgeridoos

Price: $548.00

"Song for Bandicoot"
Concert Quality Vintage Yidaki

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

Circa 2002 and in fine condition, this DEADLY SOUNDING yidaki is typical of Manany's better instruments. It's super easy to play right from the get-go. Manany painted this yidaki using natural handmade ochres (earth pigments). The artwork features an animal motif with bandicoot, olive python, sandpiper, butterfly and fish, along with Gälpu clan designs that are very significant to her tribe. The execution of the fine crosshatch lines is remarkable. There is just a bit of wear near the mouthpiece end where the instrument is held. Manany is the daughter of Gumatj woman Duwambu Burarrwanga and Gälpu clan leader Mithinarri Gurruwiwi, one of the most famous Yolngu artists of the previous generation. She has worked alongside the two mentioned above as well as on her own.

Manany's work is consistently excellent with typical pieces having natural bores, small natural mouthpieces and excellent playing qualities. This is an "old school" instrument in fine condition, much more collectable than your average didgeridoo, and we honor that by using the proper Yolngu word for didgeridoo, "yidaki", here. Crafted from naturally termite hollowed stringybark eucalyptus. The timber is age seasoned and there has been no repair or refinishing work on this piece as none was ever needed. The bell or distal end is very clear and open which increases volume, harmonics, and clarity of tone. Features a natural mouthpiece that's been sanitized with Didgeri-Dlean (tea tree and lavender oil). No beeswax needed.
Soundwise: Concert Quality
A super responsive, smooth playing yidaki with FULL, RICH and CLEAR acoustics. Transitions well from traditional hard tongue style to contemporary style riddims. Exceptional bass frequencies and very good vocal clarity. Three warm horn toots, the first easily achieved with a smooth transition. Natural bore throughout with fairly thin walls for exceptional resonance and warmth. Watch the video below to see Barry 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. Many of you know how quickly a yidaki like this can find a home, 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 Andjru demo this didgeridoo for you
and see the instrument in vivid HD detail!
Just click on the video below.

Specs for this didgeridoo:
Key: C
Overtone toots: F, D, G#, C
Skill: Beginner to Advanced
Wood: Stringybark eucalyptus
Length: 57.5"
Top: 1.75" Outer diameter
Bottom: 2.75" outer diameter
Mouthpiece: Organic beeswax
Backpressure: Strong

Weight: 2.8 lbs / 1.3 kg
Ease of play: Very easy
Loudness: Low IIIIIIIIl 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 yidaki: CONCERT

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.

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