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About this instrument:
A beautiful, long and low pitched didjeridu. This didge has an open, straight internal bore with a nice flared shape bell. This gives it a rich, bass driven, tone. And the bell gives great volume and presence of sound. This didge has good back pressure for its pitch and size. It has great resonance and fills just about an space with its vibration. I feel like playing more of a soundscape style with heavy medium tempo riffs than ripping fast rhythms that a tighter bore, higher pitched didge might offer. Vocalizations come out clear and pronounced. The oak on the mouthpiece was collected on a family members property in the midwest. The agave has a very obvious blonde streak throughout the grain of the instrument. This adds to the uniqueness and beauty of this instrument. One of my heroes and the godfather of the agave didgeridoo, Alan Shockley, once told me the blonde streak in the agave indicates it was once struck by lightning in its growth cycle. Kinda cool. This didge is tuned to the key of B, which correlates with the crown chakra. The crown chakra is associated with the transcendence of our limitations, whether they are personal or bound to space and time.
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
Bell end: 5.75″
Weight: about 3lbs
Mouthpiece: 1 3/16″ (30mm) I.D. oak, paduk, bass wood
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