Vintage, Concert Quality Mago
Crafted by George Djunggunwanga
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Awesome sound –– deep, vibrant and fulfilling to play. Good for many styles including meditative. This old mago is likely to find a home quickly. Made and painted by the old master George Djunggunwanga (often spelled Jungawanga). Also known as Left-hand George because he throws spears with his left hand, he was one of the seminal figures of mago making in Arnhem Land during the 70s and 80s alongside the late David Blanasi and master yidaki crafter Djalu Gurruwiwi. Now in his 70s, George (pictured at right) no longer makes mago, and when they become available they are quickly taken up by collectors from around the world.
Acquired from a private collection (circa 1998) this mago is fairly deep in pitch with a HAUNTINGLY RESONANT vibe. The artwork features a motif of crocodile and freshwater fish. It is in very good condition with a bit of wear all round, but nothing significant in my opinion. There are no signs of cracks, patches or repair work ever done. Nice 4" bell on the bottom end.
Originally sourced directly from the remote art center at Maningrida in Australia's Northern Territory. This is an "old school" instrument, much more collectable than your average didgeridoo, and we honor that by using the proper regional word for style of didgeridoo, "mago", here. Crafted from naturally termite-hollowed eucalyptus. The interior bore is very clear and open which increases volume, harmonics, and clarity of tone. Fitted with an organic beeswax mouthpiece that's been 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
An awesome old mago, right as rain, and it responds better to contemporary riddms than most of the instruments by George. It features a tapered bore that gives it a smooth playability with brilliant vocal clarity. Birdsong and wildlife noises morph into metallic beeps, bass thumps, and otherworldly sci-fi sounds. It's a superb instrument offering up a keen balance between gravel-voiced distortion effects and its resonant, harmonic drone. Three easy horn toots, each warm against the drone and always ready to go off. Optimal strong backpressure for its size and pitch making the circular breathing technique easeful. It responds perfectly to the way I like to play didge –– starting soft and quite, mid tempo, then building up to faster riddims with sharp vocal attacks and gnarly distortion effects. A sonic marvel of collector's quality, and a true blue showpiece crafted from well seasoned timber. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. Watch the video below to see Barry demo this yidaki for you. Read our
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Specs for this didgeridoo:
F, D#, A, C
Beginner to Advanced
Wood: Bloodwood eucalyptus
1.75" Outer diameter
Bottom: 4" Outer diameter
Weight: 5 lbs / 2.4 kg
Ease of play:
Low IIIIIIIII High
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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.