Key: E (in perfect pitch)
Overtone toots: G, D#, A, C#
Skill: Beginner to Advanced
Wood: Stringybark eucalyptus
Mouth: 1.8" Inner diameter
Bell: 3.75" Outer diameter
Mouthpiece: Natural wood
Weight: 7.2 lbs / 3.3 kg
Ease of play: Very easy
Loudness: Low IIllIIIIl High
Crafted by Memawuy Munyarryun
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Originally acquired from the Ben Hicks collection, this fine CONCERT QUALITY yidaki by Memawuy Munyarryun looks and sounds as deadly as the day it was finished (circa 2002). Memawuy is brother to many of our well known yidaki makers from the hardworking community of Dhalinbuy, including Mirrwatnga, Gurraramawuy, Buwathay and Djakapurra. His yidaki are among the best coming from the community. Memawuy (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 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
Sultry yet zestful with a very traditional voice, ex Ben Hicks collection. Ben says of this instrument, "Another ripper stick! Excellent for learning Yolngu style playing. This one is blunt and aggressive in sound and rhythmic response. It takes pressure well and cranks out the "drrt drrt drrt dupa dupa drrt" rhythms with raw grit. Fast and choppy with a warmer sounding toot compared to the drone." 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 yidaki: 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.