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About this instrument:
A powerful didge with a nice balance of back pressure and tonal range. This didge has a perfect shape in my opinion. And the internal bore dimensions can accommodate and bring to life a variety of playing styles and soundscapes. It has a beautiful mouthpiece sculpted from black locust (collected from my uncles farm), wenge, paduk and bass wood. A subtle chrysocolla inlay towards the bell end to compliment the natural grain and color of the agave. Its tuned to the key of D which relates to the sacral chakra/energy center. The sacral chakra is instrumental in developing flexibility in our life. Associated with the water element, it’s characterized by movement and flow in our emotions and thoughts. It supports personal expansion and the formation of identity through relating to others and to the 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: D
Trumpets: E, C, F#
Bell end: 4 1/2″
Weight: about 3lbs
Mouthpiece: 1 3/16″ (30mm) I.D. paduk
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