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About this instrument:
A resonant, deep sound. This didge has a medium/large bore which allows it to thunder and vibrate to life when played. It has strong back pressure and is a fine didge for beginners to advanced players. A nice ideal shape with a couple of quartz crystal inlays that not only add character but aid in the source vibration of the instrument. The crystals are set all the way through the way of the instrument so that you can see them glowing from the inside. This didge has a drone note tuned to B which is related to the crown chakra. The crown chakra is the seventh chakra. Located at the top of the head, it gives us access to higher states of consciousness as we open to what is beyond our personal preoccupations and visions.
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: B
Trumpets: Eb, B, F
Bell end: 4 3/4″
Weight: about 3lbs
Mouthpiece: 1 3/16″ (30mm) I.D. Walnut, zebra, bass
Inlays: Quartz crystal
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