Overtone toots: D#, E, G#, C
Skill: Beginner to Advanced
Wood: Stringybark eucalyptus
Mouth: 1.8" Inner diameter
Bell: 3.5" Outer diameter
Mouthpiece: Natural wood
Weight: 7.2 lbs / 3.3 kg
Ease of play: Very easy
Loudness: Low IIllIIIIl High
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Crafted by Yangarryangarr Munyarryun
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Originally acquired from the Ben Hicks collection, this fine CONCERT QUALITY yidaki by Yangarryangarr Munyarryun looks and sounds as deadly as the day it was finished (circa 2002). Yangarryangarr is a young man who is the son of Ganda Munyarryun and lives in the hard working community of Dhalinbuy, with lots of renowned yidaki makers including Memawuy, Mirrwatnga, Gurraramawuy (his father's brothers), Ngongu and Bibibak. His yidaki are among the best coming from the community. Yangarryangarr (pictured at right) spends most of his time involved with ceremony at Galiwin’ku and Dhalinbuy and and makes yidaki fairly regularly. He is not a prolific artist but his works are of good integrity. The artwork depicts a garma (brackish water) and fish motif. See the close-up photo at left for a better look. This is an "old school" instrument, much more collectable than your average didgeridoo, and we honor that by using the proper Yolngu word for didgeridoo, "yidaki", here. A treasure for its sound, very fine condition, well seasoned timber and provenance.
Crafted from termite hollowed stringybark eucalyptus in Australia's remote N.E. Arnhem Land. The interior bore is very clear and open which increases volume, harmonics, and clarity of tone. A clear finish protects the wood and artwork from the elements. The natural mouthpiece is very comfortable and will be sanitized with Didgeri-Clean (tea tree and lavender oil) before shipping to you. No beeswax is needed.
Soundwise: Concert Quality
This ripper yidaki will shine at the top of any serious player's collection. Ben Hicks describes this yidaki as "A FIESTY, restless, ripper of a player. The tight upper bore gives soild to high backpressure and growly, dirty sound, yet still the vocal balance is quite good. Very responsive to fast rat-a-tat and Yolngu style rhythmic playing. A great stick throughout. Somewaht roughly finished wood, but solid construction... a rhythm demon!" The first trumpet toot is warm to the drone and the overblown note is very stable making it easy to incorporate into rhythms. This didgeridoo responds quickly to the slightest pressure changes and offers up beaty hard tongue riddims with ease. It is VERY LOUD and likes to be played at a moderate to upbeat tempo. I personally prefer lower pitched didgeridoos, but sometimes a deadly stick like this one comes along and reminds you how much fun it is to play riddims that truly shred! It won't last long around here at this offering so you gotta grab it quick, trust me. This is a superior quality instrument crafted from well seasoned timber with good artwork. Its old school yidaki acoustics are gruff and dirty making it perfect for traditional or hard tongue rhythms. Four easy horn toots! Its strong backpressure makes the circular breathing technique easy. This old beauty is loud and powerful. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. Watch the video below to see Barry demo this didgeridoo for you. We don't rehearse these videos so this is virtually you picking it up playing it for the first time! Read our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.
Sound quality rating for this didgeridoo: CONCERT 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.