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About this instrument:
The didge has great tone and harmonics. Every once in a while I’ll make a didge that just seems to “sing” more than others. This is one of them. The audio sample will give you an idea, but its nothing like hearing it in person. The back pressure is strong and the medium size bore lets vocalizations and harmonic manipulations pronounce nicely. It has a relatively compact size which is a plus too..
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 take great pride in the quality and appearance of my instruments finish. I finish all of them 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: D
Trumpets: F#, D, G
Bell end: 5 1/2″
Weight: about 3.5 lbs
Mouthpiece: 1 3/16″ I.D. Walnut, purple heart, bass wood
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