Vintage, Concert Quality Mago
Crafter unknownWatch a VIDEO demo of this didgeridoo below!
Acquired from the private collection of David Betz (circa 1996) this mago is in good condition with an evocative, hauntingly gruff drone. David owned and operated the Songlines
aboriginal art gallery in San Francisco for many years and is arguably
one of the most knowledgeable people in the U.S. when it comes to
traditional Australian aboriginal art and artifacts. This mago is from
his personal collection and has never been on offer... until now. There are no signs of any patches or repair work done at any time.
The artwork is rendered in natural ochres (earth pigments) featuring a wallaby and python motif. Crafted from termite hollowed yellow box eucalyptus.
This is an "old school" instrument, much more collectable than your
average didgeridoo, and we honor that by using the regional word for
didgeridoo, "mago", here. Highly
collectable for its sound, artwork, well seasoned timber, and
provenance. 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 old mago is a traditional instrument with a slightly gruff, invitingly warm
tonality. It's in the key of D which is so versatile. A solid, LOUD
instrument with dirty acoustics for the player wanting a raw,
slightly muted sound rather than bright and shiny harmonics. With a bit
of push there's heaps of power in this mago! The instrument has a clear, natural bore throughout. It offers excellent compression which produces a smooth drone with good overall
clarity. When played contemporary style it generates articulate vocal
response for far-off dingo howls, kookaburra calls, and otherworldly
echoes. Four easy to hit horn toots! It has strong backpressure which is optimal for its size and pitch for easy circular breathing. Please don't hesitate to contact us
if you have any questions. Watch
the video below to see Nick 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 Nick demo this yidaki for youand see the instrument in vivid HD detail!Just click on the video below. Specs for this Mago:
Key: DOvertone toots: G, E, A, D
Skill: Beginner to Advanced
Wood: Yellowbox eucalyptus
Mouth: 1.24" inner diameter
Bell: 2.75" outer diameter
Mouthpiece: Natural wood
Weight: 5.4 lbs / 2.2 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.
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