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About this instrument:
A powerful agave didgeridoo. It has an ideal bore size and shape for strong back pressure and responsive playing characteristics. The trumpet notes are accessible and relatively easy to transition to from the drone, (the first trumpet note is a half step above the main drone note giving it a unique musical sense as well). This didge is ideal for any level of playing. Please listen to the raw audio sample for an example of this didge. And of course feel free to ask me any questions..
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: Eb, B, E
Bell end: 6 1/2″
Weight: about 3lbs
Mouthpiece: 1 3/16″ (30mm) I.D. maple, paduk, wenge, bass wood
Feel free to contact me with any questions. Thanks!
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