Buying a didgeridoo should be fun, but one visit to the didgeridoo pages on eBay, for example, can make your head spin. There are endless choices, bad photos, and very misleading descriptions. Also, many didgeridoos found on the internet are made with cheap labor in China, India or Indonesia, where manufacturing labor laws and ecological damage corrupt the very heart of what playing the didgeridoo is all about. Even on many Australian sites the didgeridoos are not made or painted by Aboriginal artists. L.A.Outback is different. We hope that our ethics and standards of quality appeal to you, and thanks for being here.
Buying a didgeridoo for a beginner
Straight away, demand quality! Think about it this way... if you wanted to learn to play drums would you shop for one at a toy store? How much joy and encouragement would you get from a toy drum? Same with a didgeridoo. We know you can find cheaper didgeridoos elsewhere, but you get what you pay for, mate. You won't have to stretch your budget that far to get superior quality in sound, playability, and artwork.
Authentic eucalyptus didgeridoos
Our specialty at L.A.Outback. Since 1996 we've earned a solid reputation for hand selecting and importing the best variety and highest quality Eucalyptus Didgeridoos into the U.S. Naturally, we'd like for you to consider an Australian eucalyptus didgeridoo with genuine Aboriginal artwork, but there are other choices below to fit most budgets. The Eucalyptus Didgeridoos we import are naturally termite-hollowed, properly crafted and hand selected. They vary in price depending upon the quality of sound, rarity of shape or size, and how much time went into the crafting and/or artwork. The average cost for a great sounding unpainted eucalyptus didgeridoo is about $230, and the average price for a beautiful Aboriginal painted didgeridoo is around $320. We help support over 30 Aboriginal artists and crafters, and on this website you will find their photos, bios and information about the Dreamtime artwork on your didgeridoo.
The best starter didgeridoos and their cost
We have awesome Modern Didgeridoos (not from India!) crafted and painted by hand from $108. Made in the U.S. these instruments play so well that many advanced players and professionals own them. In fact, you'll hear one of our modern didgeridoos in the IMAX™ film, Coral Reef Adventure. These are light in weight but nearly indestructible, and it won't matter if they get wet, stressed, or tossed into the open bed of your pick-up truck.
Didgeridoo mouthpieces and your health
You won't find mention of this on most other didgeridoo websites (although they should). A concern about clean didgeridoo mouthpieces began with my very first trip to Australia. I had gone there to suss out contacts with Aboriginal artists and didgeridoo crafters from the Central Desert to far NE Arnhem Land. I also found gift shops filled with low quality souvenir didgeridoos, and folks were always trying to play them, including me! I started carrying disposable alcohol wipes, and then did some research about germs, viruses and antigens just to educate myself and our customers.
We're always here to help
Please feel free to contact us if you want help in selecting a didgeridoo from our website or shop, or if you have a question about any of our products or services. We can play the didgeridoos for you over the phone, and give you advice about an instrument that perfectly suits your needs and your budget.