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  "Yirrkala Story"
Australian Aboriginal Yidaki by Ngongu Ganambarr

Price: $1,198.00

"Yirrkala Story"
Concert Quality Vintage Yidaki

nongu ganambarr yidakiNgongu Ganambarr
Watch a VIDEO demo of this didgeridoo below!

Here's a classic, super easy to play yidaki made from age seasoned timber. Ngongu Ganambarr (Dhuwal aboriginal) crafted and decorated this instrument from stringybark eucalyptus. He is the son of the elder clan leader for the Datiwuy mala (clan). Ngongu lives at the Dhalinybuy outstation in a very remote area of Australia's Northern Territory. His work is consistently excellent with natural bores, small natural mouthpieces and excellent playing qualities. He is a talented yidaki player, dancer, singer and hunter. And if you are new to the didgeridoo, Ngongu is very well established as one of the best yidaki crafters in the world.
Crafted in 2006, this handsome yidaki was acquired from a private collection. It's in fine condition with no signs of cracking or any repair work ever done to it. It has only had one owner since that time. The artwork was done in natural ochres (earth pigments) representing clan designs that are very significant to the community where it came from.
This is an "old school" instrument in excellent condition, 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

When played in the traditional hard tongue style this yidaki has the acoustics ripe for ceremonial use. Having said that, it easily responds to contemporary style without hesitation offering up a loud, gruff beatiness. Truly expressive whilst being very easy to play. Good bass frequencies. The slightly tapered bore and medium-thick walls deliver warmth, depth, and gravel-voiced distortion effects. Blunt diaphragmatic response with well balanced acoustics. And when I first checked on the tuner I was shocked that it was in E because it sounds deeper than that. It has strong backpressure 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 William 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 William demo this yidaki for you

and see the instrument in vivid HD detail!

Just click on the video below.

Specs for this yidaki:

Key: D
Overtone toots: F#, D#, A, C#
Skill: Beginner to Advanced
Wood: Stringybark eucalyptus
Length: 54.75"
Top: 1.2" Inner diameter
Bottom: 3.25" Outer diameter
Mouthpiece: Natural wood
Backpressure: Strong
Weight: 6.9 lbs / 3.2 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 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 mucking around on, or as a conversation piece.

GEAR: Click photos for details
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