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Eucalyptus Didgeridoo - Ron Manyita "Gone Walkabout"

$308.00
Artist / Crafter:
Ron Manyita

Key: C#
Overtone toots: G, D#, A, C#
Skill: Beginner to Advanced
Wood: Woolybutt eucalyptus
Length: 54.75"
Mouth: 2" Outer diameter
Bell: 3" Outer diameter
Backpressure: Strong
Mouthpiece: Organic beeswax
Weight: 5.4 lbs / 2.4 kg
Ease of play: Very easy
Loudness: Low IIIIIIIII High

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    "Gone Walkabout"
    High Quality Didgeridoo from Australia

    ron manyita didgeridooCrafted by Ron Manyita

    Watch a VIDEO demo of this didgeridoo below!

    The maker and painter of this didgeridoo, Ron Manyita, grew up on a remote outpost in Australia's Northern Territory. He learnt to paint by watching his father and uncle. His brothers Charles and Neil were quite well Ron Manyitaknown for their paintings. In traditional Aboriginal society men or women are not classed as artists by virtue of their occupation –– all adults were expected to remember and to reproduce correctly the clan designs appropriate to their level of ritual training and knowledge. Nowadays, not all men and women have that knowledge as it has not been passed down to them. Ron, on the other hand, has learnt the rituals and stories.

    This is a fine piece featuring handsome artwork with a catfish and water snake motif –– a nice example of traditional aboriginal art from Arnhem Land. To achieve the rarrk, or crosshatch lines, Ron makes a brush from kangaroo hair or a special grass he collects in the bush country. The basic colors of white, yellow, red and black are used, and his paintings mostly depict animals hunted for food. Sometimes his paintings show aspects of mythology, spirit creatures of the rocky escarpment and, most importantly, Dreamtime ancestors.

    The timber is perfectly age-seasoned with no signs of repair ever needed. It looks and sounds as good as it did the day Ron finished it. It has a 3.25" bell on the bottom end.
    The interior bore is clear and open which increases volume, harmonics, and clarity of tone. The bell end has been expertly chiseled clean by Ron beyond what the termites had eaten, which 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: High Quality

    Perfect for someone wanting a fairly deep pitch with plenty of backpressure to make it super versatile riddim-wise. This sonically rich instrument sounds as good as it looks. It offers clear vocals and vibrant acoustics which are great for dingo howls and kookaburra calls. Good bass frequencies radiate from the core, balanced with spluttery trills and a metallic edge in the high end. Simply a brilliant player and you'd be hard pressed to find another one like it anywhere else in this price category. Three easy horn tones, one warm and two bright against the drone. Optimal strong backpressure for its size and pitch makes the circular breathing technique easeful. A great addition to your didgeridoo quiver (or to get one started)! We suspect that it's not gonna last long around here to be sure.

    This instrument is bound to uptick in value in the coming years, especially as an ever-growing segment of the didgeridoo playing U.S. population becomes aware of finer quality didgeridoos 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! 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. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or would like a demo over the phone. Watch the video below to see Barry demo this didgeridoo for you. 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!


     


    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: HIGH QUALITY
    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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