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  "Spirit Dancer"
Eddie Blitner Vintage Eucalyptus Didgeridoo


 
Price: $448.00
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"Spirit Dancer"
Concert Quality Didgeridoo from Australia

Eddie Blitner didgeridooCrafted by Eddie Blitner

Watch a VIDEO demo of this didgeridoo below!

OK, I talk up didgeridoos all day, but every once in a while you get a gem like this that you just can't put down once you start playing it. Even my demo video below is twice as long as usually play for my demos. This stick is a TKO. Completely natural bore top to bottom. Fairly thin walled making it SO FREAKING RESONANT! It may become your favorite go-to didge when you want a deep pitch with heaps of reverberation.

The maker and painter of this CONCERT QUALITY didgeridoo, Eddie Blitner, was born in 1961 and grew up in the aboriginal communities of Naiyarlindji and Ngukkurr on the Roper River southeast of Katherine in Australia's Northern Territory. Many good painters have emerged from that community and are represented in most major Australian collections as well as overseas. It's taken Eddie many years to learn to paint the stories and Dreamings passed on to him by his grandfather. This handsome didgeridoo, circa 2003, was acquired from a fellow didgeridoo importer and has never been privately owned or played regularly. The timber is well age-seasoned with no signs of wear or repair. It has a 2.75" bell on the bottom end.

This is a collector's piece featuring handsome artwork with a motif of two dancing spirit figures wearing headress –– a fine example of traditional Aboriginal art from Arnhem Land. The interior bore is clear and open which increases volume, harmonics, and clarity of tone. The bell end has been expertly chiseled clean by Eddie beyond what the termites had eaten, which really opens up the sound even further. 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

Absolutely a personal fave of mine right now. Killer sound and so easy to play with full painted aboriginal artwork. It's pitched in C which is deep yet still very malleable riddim-wise. The craggy natural bore offers up vocals that are strong and clear, and the balance leans toward the midrange frequencies making animal calls and harmonics articulate with good projection. It has moderate to loud volume so you won't scare the cat, and it responds well to any tempo so play it fast or slow depending upon your mood or what moves you.

This instrument is bound to uptick in value in the coming years, especially as the didgeridoo playing segment of the U.S. population becomes more aware of fine quality didgeridoos like this one 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. And remember, this particular one has never been owned privately or played regularly –– such a find. Optimal strong backpressure for its size and pitch (making the circular breathing technique easier). 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. Watch the video below to see Barry demo this didgeridoo for you. We don't "rehearse" these videos so this is virtually you picking it up playing it for the first time! Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or would like a demo over the phone. Read our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

Includes Certificate of Authenticity, care guide, and playing guide.

Watch Barry 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#, A, C#
Skill: Beginner to Advanced
Wood: Woolybutt eucalyptus
Length: 54.5"
Top: 2" Outer diameter
Bottom: 2.75" Outer diameter
Mouthpiece: Beeswax
Backpressure: Strong
Weight: 5 lbs / 2.3 kg
Ease of play: Very easy
Loudness: Low IIIIIIlII 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 didgeridoo: 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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