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About this instrument:
This didge has great backpressure and nice clear tone. Its medium bell size gives it perfect volume and allows all frequencies from low to high to be pronounced clearly. My friend Michelle Slaven did a beautiful job painting it using contemporary tribal art as inspiration. Check out Michelle’s leather work and art on her etsy shop.
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 Didjeridu 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 take great pride in the quality and appearance of my instruments finish. I finish all of them 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.
Drone note: C#
Trumpets: Eb, B, F, G#
Bell end: 4 1/4″
Weight: about 3.5 lbs
Mouthpiece: 1 3/16″ I.D. Walnut, paduk, bass wood
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