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About this instrument:
A deep, rich sounding didjeridu. It has a medium/large internal bore that really promotes a bass driven tone and allows for great clarity and vocal articulation. It has good back pressure and likes to play deep, ambient soundscapes, but is fully capable of advanced rhythm techniques too. I really feel the vibrations when playing this didge. Its vibration and healing qualities are very present in my opinion. I inlayed a piece of fossilized wood which flows aesthetically and helps activate the resonance if you will:). It has a purple heart mouthpiece that is as comfortable as it is beautiful. Its tuned to the key of C which relates with the Root (1st) chakra. The root chakra is where we ground ourselves into the earth and anchor our energy into the manifest world..
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 Didgeridoo 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.
I personally tune all of the didgeridoos I make and always attempt to tune them as close to “perfect” pitch as possible. However, there are many variables that can effect the tuning even after the didge is finished, such as ambient temperature, humidity, climate and the players technique. Therefore I cannot guarantee the didgeridoo I sell will remain in its advertised tuning when its received.
Drone note: C
Trumpets: F, C, F#
Bell end: 5″
Weight: about 3lbs
Mouthpiece: 1 3/16″ (30mm) I.D. Purple heart, wenge and bass wood
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