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This Agave Didjeridu has very strong back pressure, making it easier to play compared to your average didge. Its lightweight, compact and is a versatile player. I’d describe its playing characteristics as tight and punchy which is ideal for percussive and rhythmic playing. But it has enough resonance and balance to be played with ambient, healing styles as well. Its tuned to the key of F, also known as the heart chakra key. Its aesthetically pleasing spiral shape leading down to a nice sized bell compliments its beautiful sound..
I harvested this agave stalk in the south west region of the U.S.. When I harvest Agave, its a very important time and experience for me. It not only gives me the opportunity to explore the desert in search of prime Didjeridu stalks, but also allows for personal spiritual connectedness throughout the entire crafting process. I only harvest Agave that is finished with its cycle and spent. I also spread any seeds left in the pods to help with the regeneration of the plant. I carefully hollow out the didge with a bore and burn technique. I use some home made tools, chisels, rasps, drill bits and fire..
I finish all of my instruments inside and out with a high quality, zero VOC epoxy resin. This finish is non toxic when cured and has virtually no out gassing. This is the most durable, longest lasting finish to use. Its waterproof too. After the finish cures, I fine sand the exterior and hand polish the instrument using either oils and polishing compounds or a wipe on poly.
Drone note: F
Trumpets: G, E, C
Length: 53 1/2″
Bell end: 4 3/4″
Weight: about 2.5lbs
Mouthpiece: 1 3/16″ I.D. Walnut, bass and wenge wood
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