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About this instrument:
This didge has very unique features to its appearance and has a great sound to go with it. It has a open, slightly tapered internal bore which gives it a beautiful, bass driven and rich sound. A classic sounding, quality tone. Very resonant and healing feel to the sound too. It has a chrysocolla inlayed in a few places along the body of the instrument. But the most striking feature to its appearance, is the marks on the upper half of the instrument. These marks were caused by an ocotillo plant rubbing its spiny branches along the agave as it was growing up through it. This left some beautiful “growth scars” that I rarely come across when I harvest agave. 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
Trumpets: C#, Bb, E
Bell end: 4 1/2″
Weight: about 3lbs
Mouthpiece: 1 3/16″ (30mm) I.D. Walnut, wenge, bass
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