MT-Yidaki Shop

Yiḏaki and mago are the original didgeridoo’s played by aboriginal people in the northern part of the Northern Territory, mainly in Arnhemland. These very diverse groups of people have these instruments in their culture since many generations.

Michiel's aim is to bring you high quality yiḏaki and mago of the highest cultural integrity. All the instruments are hand selected and made by traditional people on traditional land.

Since 2009 Michiel decided to re-invest 1/3 of his annual proceedings as a didgeridoo player/teacher back in to Arnhem land culture. Which led to a shop full of instruments selected for their playability.

If you are looking for something particular feel free to drop a line and he will do his best to source it for you!

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90’s mago

ngongu-shark
780

  • Key : C# – F#
  • Size: 140cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3cm
  • Bell: 5cm

Again a nice instrument from Ramingining area, Central North Arnhemland, from the 90’s. An instrument with a warm, full bodied sound. The trumpet is easy to play. Exeptional nice painting in really thick, natural ochers. Besides a beautifull, playable instrument, also something for the collector!

 

Dhapa Ganambarr

Dhapa Ganambarr
€1180

  • Key :C# – D#
  • Size: 162cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3,5cm
  • Bell: 6,5cm

A big and deep yiḏaki, with a bit off a growl. This particular yiḏaki has good quite some character in the positiv sence. It is not as rounded as most of Dhapa’s instruments but it has got the sound of the land. Arnhemland that is. Perfect for the true trad. aficionado but also the backpressure will allow you to go fully Rock ‘nd Roll on this one. And at the same time friendly enough for those that want to meditate and dream with their instrument. Dhapirrk yiḏaki!!!

Djalu Gurruwiwi

Djalu Gurruwiwi
€Sold

  • Key : F – F#
  • Size: 147,5 cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3,1cm
  • Bell: 10,4 cm

This yiḏaki was sold before it made it to the website….

Djul’djul’ Gurruwiwi

Djul'djul Gurruwiwi
€Sold

  • Key : D# – F
  • Size: 155,4 cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3,5cm
  • Bell: 11,5 cm

This particular yiḏaki was sold before it made it to the website

Munumiya Marawili

Munumiya Marawili
380

  • Key : F – G#
  • Size: 125cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3,2cm
  • Bell: 7cm

Considering the Marrdapa background of the artist this instrument should be classified as an yidaki, but it’s sound and play characteristics are more like a mago… Such cross-over instruments you will find more often in his part of the region. So the first trumpet is not easy to hit. But if you want to refine your mago skills (and some Yolŋu styles) I can recommend this instrument!

 

Yali Munuŋgurr

Yali Munuŋgurr
580

  • Key : D – F
  • Size: 147cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3cm
  • Bell: 7cm

A great yiḏaki by an important Djapu elder.Yali does not make to many yiḏaki nowadays. But he did not lose his touch! A nice and solid yiḏaki in the key of D. Great balance between fundamental en toot. Very stable acoustics. And, off course, a greataand easy toot! There is a very small black beeswax repair, and that is the only reason why I priced as I did…

 

Dhapa Ganambarr & Duwarrwarr Marika

Dhapa Ganambarr
€1280

  • Key : D – F
  • Size: 155,5 cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3,2cm
  • Bell: 8,6 cm

This is what happens when to major artists work together!
Duwarrwarr is a famous senior artist from the Rirratjingu clan. She was born c- 1946 as a daughter of well-known clan leader Mawalan Marika and sister to Wandjuk, Bayŋul and Banduk Marika.
She had numerous exebitions and her work is held in some major art collections.
There are only 2 yiḏaki that I know of that are painted with this Yiki design.
The design, in natural ochres, depicts the Macasan knifes.

Dhapa needs no further introduction in the international yiḏaki scene. His work is of a constant quality. This particular yiḏaki is no exception. Clear acoustics, a nice and round dup and a very fine and even finnish.

With this yiḏaki you don’t only buy a topnotch musical instrument but also a great art piece by one of the most important Yolŋu artists of this time!

Djalu Gurruwiwi

Djalu Gurruwiwi
€1280

  • Key : F# – G#
  • Size: 143,8 cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3,1cm
  • Bell: 14,3 cm

A master blaster yiḏaki by Djalu Gurruwiwi.
This yiḏaki was one of Jeremy Cloake’s favorite.
Direct and responsive. Great balance in sound and very, very loud! The camera on my phone could not handle the volume produced by this amazing yiḏaki 🙂
Despite its higher key it plays really smooth and reacts to the slightest tonque actions. It has a great sound and has that grittyness that trad. players are after.

Paddy Fordham Wanyburrwanga

Paddy Fordham
POA

  • Key : E – G#
  • Size: 118cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3cm
  • Bell: 5cm

Paddy Fordham was an highly acclaimed Rembarrnga artist. You can find his paintings and sculptures in galleries and musea all over the world. Didgeridoos by this great man are extremely rare. The painting is in acrylics and the instrument is sealed on the outside with wood glue. It plays really sweet for an mago of this size. A nice, full bodied drone with clear horn note. To get an idea in what style this instrument is played traditionally you should check “Arnhemland Popular Classics”. A field recording from the 60’s with Paddy Fordham Wanyburrwanga on didgeridoo. This instrument is acquired in Alice Springs 2002.

This particular instrument was part of the ‘Power of Wood’ exhibition at the Aboriginal Art Museum Utrecht, in 2015.

Ŋoŋu Ganambarr

Ŋoŋu Ganambarr
680

  • Key : D# – G
  • Size: 134cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3,2cm
  • Bell: 7,7cm

A powerfull and very direct instrument by Ŋoŋu Ganambarr.Painted with Bonba, the butterfly that follows the path of Mokuy. Ŋoŋu is famous for his consant quality of yiḏaki. And this is no exception! Strong acoustics and an easy to hit first toot.

 

Marikuku Wirrpanda

Dhapa Ganambarr
€780

  • Key : F# – G
  • Size: 138 cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3,7cm
  • Bell: 8,4 cm

Since a few years now, Marikuku Wirrpanda works closely together with Dhapa Ganambarr.
This venture results in top quality yiḏaki. In Arhemaland, Marikuku is in demand as a ceremonial yiḏaki player for the Dhuḏi-Djapu clan.


This yiḏaki is a good example of his outstanding work!
Rich in overtones, a very strong and powerfull sound. Great backpresurre and a perfect interfall between drone and dup!
It’s a beast that was favorite to Buku Larrŋgay staff member, Djuwakan #2 Marika how was reluctant to let it go.

90’s mago

ngongu-shark
680

  • Key : C# – F
  • Size: 149cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3cm
  • Bell: 5cm

A nice Mago from Ramingining area, Central North Arnhemland. Collected in the 90’s. A gentle, natural instrument, there is not been worked on the inside. It is a bit rough in it’s sound. Not a real speedy instrument but a bit more old style with a nice, rustic feel to it. Beautiful painting with traditional ochers. A nice playable instrument wich would suit any collection!

 

Dhapa Ganambarr

Dhapa Ganambarr
780

  • Key : D – F#
  • Size: 146,5cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3cm
  • Bell: 6,5cm

A great yiḏaki by Dhapa Ganambarr. Nice and round acoustics and a very smooth and easy to hit first trumpet. Equally strong in al frequencies and pretty fast .

 

Dhapa Ganambarr

Dhapa Ganambarr
€980

  • Key : D# – E
  • Size: 160,5 cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3,7cm
  • Bell: 8,4 cm

Dhapa Ganambarr of the Ngaymill clan, is one of my favorite yiḏaki makers. Since 2009 he produces top quality musical instruments that are sought after by musicians and collectors throughout the world.


This D# yiḏaki is flaweless. The acoustics are very well balanced and the playing pressure is excelent.
It is very resonant and has this thunderous quality that alot of yiḏaki / didgeridoo players are looking for.
The finnish of this Gaḏydaka tree is perfect. Dhapa did it again!

Napurrawuy Wunuŋmurra

Napurrawuy Wunuŋmurra
780

  • Key : E – G
  • Size: 133cm
  • Mouthpiece: 2,8cm
  • Bell: 6cm

Napurrawuy doesn’t make that many instruments. And when he worked thisone he only used a saw and a machete. Result: a rustic instrument without chiselling, straight from the bush. To top that of, the instrument is painted with traditional ochre’s. The painting depicts a Dhalwaŋu story about fresh water in the river mouth. The instrument plays subtle and requires precision. But once you have control over this instrument it can handle everything. Great sound and easy toot!

This particular instrument was part of the ‘Power of Wood’ exhibition at the Aboriginal Art Museum Utrecht, in 2015.

 

B*rrŋ*p*rrŋ* Wunuŋmurra

Burrŋupurrŋu Wunuŋmurra
780

  • Key : D# – G
  • Size: 136cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3cm
  • Bell: 6,5cm

An nice and full bodied instrument.Very stable in sound and  good backpressure. The toot comes out very easy and, in my opinion it is an instrument that is very suitable for both contemporary and traditional playing styles.

 

Dhapa Ganambarr

Dhapa Ganambarr
€980

  • Key : D – F
  • Size: 152 cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3,7cm
  • Bell: 8,2 cm

Dhapa refined that art of bringing back the raw timber in a even thickness wich results in very stable, lightwheight and resonant instruments that are easy to handle and have perfect playing qualities for both the traditional aswell as the contemporary players on this planet.
Great balance between the high, mid and low frequensies. Perfect backpressure and a nice round and full horn note.

90’s yiḏaki

Unknown
450

  • Key : D – G#
  • Size: 120,5cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3cm
  • Bell: 5cm

An instrument from the Dhonydji (Ritharŋu) area. (South-west Miwatj, arround Goyder river). You don’t find instruments from this region very often. It has been collected in the 90’s. A nice instrument with a fullbodied sound and an easy, first toot. Despite comming from the Yolŋu cultural blok, this instruments plays more like a mago. Cross over instruments like this are pretty rare… A fine instrument for the beginner/collector

Bibibak Munuŋgurr

Bibibak Munuŋgurr
780

  • Key : F#- G
  • Size: 137cm
  • Mouthpiece: 2,7cm
  • Bell: 7,5cm

More detailed info will follow a.s.a.p.

Djalu Gurruwiwi

Djalu Gurruwiwi
€Sold

  • Key : F – F
  • Size: 149 cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3,4cm
  • Bell: 10,5 cm

This yiḏaki was sold before it made it to the website….

90’s yiḏaki

Unknown
450

  • Key : E – A
  • Size: 112cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3,5cm
  • Bell: 4,5cm

An instrument from the Dhonydji (Ritharŋu) area. (South-west Miwatj, arround Goyder river). You don’t find instruments from this region very often. It has been collected in the 90’s. Although the toot is a bit high from the drone you wil be able to play it faster and faster after a bit of practise. And you will find that there is a nice melody between drone and trumpet. Despite comming from the Yolŋu cultural blok, this instruments plays more like a mago. Cross over instruments like this are pretty rare…

This particular instrument was part of the ‘Power of Wood’ exhibition at the Aboriginal Art Museum Utrecht, in 2015.

 

Wurrandan Marawili

Wurrandan Marawili
780

  • Key : E – G#
  • Size: 140cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3,4cm
  • Bell: 10cm

A bit of a rough instrument from Yilparra. Both in appareance as well as the gritty sound wich is so typicall for instruments from North East Arnhemland. Still it plays very easy. The overall sound is clear but a bit dirty. A very nice instrument for those that want to get in to the Yolŋu playing styles.

Djalu Gurruwiwi used

Djalu Gurruwiwi
€780

  • Key : F# – F
  • Size: 146,5 cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3,4cm
  • Bell: 9,5 cm

A nice and raw sounding yiḏaki by yiḏaki master and gurru Djalu Gurruwiwi.
It has bright acoustics wich allow you to really focus on your articulation. It is very fast like you would expect from a F# instrument. The dup is half a note under the fundamental wich, in combination with the perfectly crafeted mouthpiece, allows you tho fire one after the other!


This instrument has had some use in ceremony.

B*rrŋ*p*rrŋ* Wunuŋmurra

Burrŋupurrŋu Wunuŋmurra
980

  • Key : D# -F#
  • Size: 138cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3,5cm
  • Bell: 6,5cm

A really nice instrument by B*rrŋ*p*rrŋ* Wunuŋmurra. This instrument is rich in all frequencies and nicely balanced. A perfect round, fast and delicate first trumpet. Very nice backpressure! Painted by Djul’djul’ Gurruwiwi with traditional ochre’s.

 

Balku Wunuŋmurra Dhaḏalal

Balku Wunuŋmurra Dhaḏalal
poa

  • Key : F – G
  • Size: 129cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3cm
  • Bell: 5,5cm

Dhaḏalal

A special type of ritual  yiḏaki for the Yirritja moiety. Nowadays it is a public instrument that has been brought out in the open at the Garma in 2004.
It’s use is to call for funeral ceremonie by blowing a series of long sustained trumpet notes.
A typical Dhaḏalal also has string with kangaroobones attached. But Balku Wunuŋumurra made this specific  instrument without. According to him it is still a Dhaḏalal yiḏaki though. He just decided to leave out the very powerfull and sacred parts…

The lorrikeet feathers however underline the sacredness of this yiḏaki.

It is very rare that an instrument like this is avaible on the commercial market.
Not an instrument to use on a rockstage but more for a private collector that appreciates cultural authenticity.

It plays like a typical yiḏaki. High backpressure. Overall good but a bit course accoustics and an easy to hit trumpet note!
Read more about this type of yiḏaki here

Djalu Gurruwiwi

Djalu Gurruwiwi
€880

  • Key : F – F
  • Size: 156 cm
  • Mouthpiece: 2,9cm
  • Bell: 11 cm

A great F, actualy the kind of F that I like personally. Easy to control. Stable and fast.
A good balance in all frequensies and a dup right on the octave.
The only reason that I did not price it higher is that the finnish on this yiḏaki is pretty rough. It has grinder marks mainly at the top part.
Djalu applied some black beeswax on the mouthpiece but I don’t think it needs it and personally I would take it of.
So if you like agreat stick for a good price and don’t care tomuch about its looks, then this might be your yiḏaki!

90’s yiḏaki

Unknown
420

  • Key : C# – G
  • Size: 132cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3,5cm
  • Bell: 5,5cm

An instrument from the Dhonydji (Ritharŋu) area. (South-west Miwatj, arround Goyder river). You don’t find instruments from this region very often. It has been collected in the 90’s. A beautiful drone with lots of overtones. Despite comming from the Yolngu cultural blok, this instruments plays more like a mago. Cross over instruments like this are pretty rare… For the toot you will have to practice a bit, but when you can hit it you will be able to execute it even in the more faster rithms.

 

Djalu Gurruwiwi yiḏaki

Djalu Gurruwiwi
980

  • Key : F – G
  • Size: 141,5cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3cm
  • Bell: 8cm

A real power hous this one!
A nice and stable F by Djalu Gurruwiwi.
It is a very direct instrument that responds to the slightest tongue movement.
Overal acoustics are great and bright. The toot is easy to produce.
A great instrument for the peole who like to play fast and articulated rhythms!.
The weight of this yiḏaki is on the heavy side.

 

Winiwini Gurruwiwi

Larry Gurruwiwi
€SOLD

  • Key : D – D#
  • Size: 175,8 cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3,4cm
  • Bell: 11,7 cm

This yiḏaki was sold before it made it to the website….

Narritjin Maymurru

Narritjin Maymurru
POA

  • Key : D – F#
  • Size: 152,5cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3cm
  • Bell: 8cm

A collectors piece!
A stunning, ochre painted yidaki from Yirrkala, 1968!!!
After extensive research I can probably say that this instrument was made by Narritjin Maymuru!
When seriously interested, I can give more details of its history…
This instrument was in my private collection for some time. But sometimes you have to let go…

This particular instrument was part of the ‘Power of Wood’ exhibition at the Aboriginal Art Museum Utrecht, in 2015.

Vintage Baḏikupa Gurruwiwi yiḏaki

Djalu Gurruwiwi
980

  • Key : F – G#
  • Size: 143 cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3 cm
  • Bell: 10,5 cm

A great stick by Baḏikupa Gurruwiwi sourced by Guan Lim in the 90’s. It has been in a private collection since. It is in excellent condition!

A great stick that plays like a bomb! Big sound and overal strong acoustics.
Fast and furious.
This yiḏaki can handle both traditional as well as contemporary didgeridoo playing!

Just a great stick looking for a new collection.

 

 

Guyanya Gurruwiwi

Guyanya Gurruwiwi
€980

  • Key : F – G#
  • Size: 133,4 cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3,5cm
  • Bell: 8,7 cm

Mickey Guyanya Gurruwiwi got famous through his Youtube videos and is praised for his playing.
This was his personal yiḏaki for some time.I It is a nicely balanced yiḏaki wich has a good feel when you hold it. The mouthpiece is very comfortable. This instrument is very direct and responsive. And has a good balance between bass, mid and high frequencies. The dup is easy to hit.
I can see why Guyanya kept this for himself for some time!

Dhapa Ganambarr

Dhapa Ganambarr
980

  • Key : E – F#
  • Size: 140cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3,3cm
  • Bell: 7cm

A very nice E by ‘the man’ Dhapa Ganambarr!
Super backpressure, extremely finely finished so lightweight.
A beautiful full drone! With a very easy toot.
Beautiful cross-hatch painting.

The only negative thing I can say about this instrument is that it is worked back very thin at the bell. Not really an instrument for the street…

 

Bambarrarr Marawili

Bambarrarr Marawili
€1080

  • Key : F – G
  • Size: 141 cm
  • Mouthpiece: 2,8 cm
  • Bell: 6,6 cm

A perfect F by a maker from the remote community of Yillparra.
This is a very stable and responsive yiḏaki painted with Garaŋali the ancesteral crocodiles nest.
This yiḏaki responds very well to the slightes tongue action wich, in my opinion, will teach you to articulate very pressisely.
The overall acoustics are very well defined. It has a top score on the balance between Bass, mids and high.

The backpresurre is just perfect and the nice and round toot just shoots like popcorn.

This yiḏaki comes from Jeremy Cloake’s private collection and is of the highest quality!

A truly unique piece, straight from the source!

More info wil be added with the next update!

 

Video will follow soon!

Wakaŋ Munyarryun

Wakaŋ Munyarryun
€580

  • Key : G – A
  • Size: 122,3 cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3,3cm
  • Bell: 7,8 cm

A well used instrument from the Dhalinybuy community. Completly covered in duct-tape. A practice that is used by Yolŋu to repair cracks and make sure that the instrument always plays when it is needed. This is what a genuine yiḏaki looks like.
The mouthpiece is a bit sharp but that actually helps with making a good seal when you push this yiḏaki to it’s limits. I have noticed that a lot of people that want to play trad. style from North-East Arnhemland look for instruments that are really easy to play. Therefor I carry a lot of instruments in my shop that suit both contemporary aswell as traditional players. But some yiḏaki require a bit of push, study and practice to get to the full potential of that particular instrument.

So this is one of those instruments that will help you to get to the real trad. flavour!

Wapurrpurr Wunuŋmurra

Wapurrpurr Wunuŋmurra
780

  • Key : F – G
  • Size: 141cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3cm
  • Bell: 9cm

A great instrument made by the yiḏaki player of the Wandawuy recordings within the Mulka Project! A real ‘bush’ yidaki. Wapurrpurr does not often make instruments for the trade, but is widely respected as yiḏaki player for his clan and community.
A great F. Rich in all frequencies with a easy toot.
There is a repair in the upper part of the instrument. But I’m convinced that if you start playing your instrument carefully that it is definitely going to hold.

 

Dhapa Ganambarr

Dhapa Ganambarr
€1080

    • Key : E – F#
    • Size: 146 cm
    • Mouthpiece: 3 cm
  • Bell: 7 cm

This is Jeremy’s favorite kind of yiḏaki. Smooth and very well balanced!

The shape by Dhapa Ganambarr is just perfect with a comfortable and round mouthpiece and evenly made walls. Wich makes it a lightweight yiḏaki.
The acoustics are awesome. A sweet mix between all the frencuencies.
I love the interval with the nicely rounded first trumpet note. In Yolŋu yidaki style it’s called the ‘dup’, and this intrument makes it sound like dup!
Just a great stick that will teach you alot!

This yiḏaki comes from Jeremy Cloake’s private collection and is of the highest quality!

A truly unique piece, straight from the source!

Limbaŋ #2 Munyarryun

Nona Munyaryun
€480

  • Key : G# – G#
  • Size: 126,8 cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3,2cm
  • Bell: 8,2 cm

A specific type of yiḏaki that is called djamatjama. 400 km down south it is known as Ḻampiḻpiḻ. An istrument used by the Nunggubuyu people from Numbulwar.
It play’s in the key of G# and needs quite some energy by the player. But when you produce this power it will be rewarding. The sound is so big that the microphone on my phone could not really handle the presure. A big sound, but with good balance a which is rare for such a high key.
Yiḏaki stands for a diverse group of instruments that are used throughout the Miwatj region in Arnhemland.

Dhapa Ganambarr

Dhapa Ganambarr
€1080

  • Key : D# – E
  • Size: 162cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3,4cm
  • Bell: 8cm

Okay one more time: Dhapa Ganambarr!!!

A solid D# with a lot of funk to it. There is a lot off power in this stick. Very nice and rich acoustics. With an easy to hit and round first trumpet note.
Dhapa is not only one of the most cosistent yiḏaki crafters but he’s a real wood worker as well.
All of his yiḏaki are made with a lot of love for the shape of the tree and he spents hours in shaping it so that the walls are evenly thick.
Wich results in very stable and powerfull instruments.
You will need to come over and try this one!!!

 

Djalu Gurruwiwi

Djalu Gurruwiwi
€1080

  • Key : F#-G
  • Size: 131 cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3 cm
  • Bell: 8 cm

A very strong master blaster by Djalu Gurruwiwi.
Very rich in sound and alot of bass for suck high key.
It requires a bit of muscle to get started but if you push it a bit you will find that it is actually easy to play. The first trumper fires with ease and the overall acoutics are supurb!
A very well balanced yiḏaki!

This yiḏaki comes from Jeremy Cloake’s private collection and is of the highest quality!

A truly unique piece, straight from the source!

More info wil be added with the next update!

 

Video will follow soon

Winiwini Gurruwiwi

Winiwini Gurruwiwi
SOLD

  • Key : F- G#
  • Size: 130,5 cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3,6cm
  • Bell: 8,7 cm

More info and a video wil be added with the next update!

Marikuku Wirrpanda

Marikuku Wirrpanda
580

  • Key : C# – F
  • Size: 151cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3cm
  • Bell: 5,5cm

Not a yiḏaki with an dramatic shape, but more powerfull than it looks!
Nice and clear acoustics and and easy trumpet note.
People that like to play the contemporary, meditative style of playing will like this stick with it’s rich overtones. But people that like the more upbeat style like I do, will not be dissapointed!
Just watch the video.
 

1960’s mago

Old mago
€poa

  • Key :
  • Size: 127,5 cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3,5cm
  • Bell: 4,2 cm

For the real collector! A used ‘stone country’ mago from the 1960’s.
It has a few repairs and cracks so it does not play anymore and this is why I can let it go for a bargain!

Look at it as an artifact of the highgest cultural degree and not as an instrument to play.

This mago comes from Jeremy Cloake’s private collection!

A truly unique piece, straight from the source!

More info wil be added with the next update!

 

Video will follow soon

Wakaŋ Munyarryun used

Wakaŋ Munyarryun
€980

  • Key : F – F
  • Size: 148 cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3,2cm
  • Bell: 6 cm

100% cultural authenticity! This great F was used in the Dhalinybuy community for 3 years!
Instruments of this age, quality and provenance are really hard to get.
It is fast and responsive and plays like a dream. This is a true yidaki! The one that is clearly preferred by Yolŋu.
In my opinion it is not suitable for gigging. Since it was used in circumsicion and funeral ceremonies. But if you want to study the Yolŋu style of playing, then this is the stick!

Dorothy Munuŋgurr

Dorothy Munuŋgurr
780

  • Key : C – E
  • Size: 156cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3,5cm
  • Bell: 6,5cm

A great yiḏaki for those who love slow, deep and powerful instruments!
Not the fastest yiḏaki but one that is more suitable for ‘old school’ style.
A nice and thundering sound with a good growl to it!
Rich in overtones and, of course an easy and round toot.
And on top of that a very sweet painting.
Little black beeswax repair.
You should come over and try this one!

 

Djalu Gurruwiwi

Djalu Gurruwiwi
€1180

  • Key : D# – F
  • Size: 153,5 cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3,2cm
  • Bell: 9,8 cm

A very stable and direct Djalu Gurruwiwi that plays like a dream. This instrument will draw the rythms from your hart. It has ideal backpressure and responds very well to your tong movements. The dup shoots like Clint Eastwood in a saloon. The painting of Dhatam is done in ochres which is quite rare for Dhopiya to use. Top stick for both the contemporary and traditional player.

Marikuku Wirrpanda used

Marikuku Wirrpanda
€880

  • Key : F – F#
  • Size: 132 cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3,6cm
  • Bell: 7 cm

Now this is a great stick! Powerfull and resonant. It requires a bit of a push, so it is not for the lazy player. This is a stick for the tradhead that likes to play that ‘hard tongue style’. Perfect in its frequencies and great backpressure. It has evenly made thin walls and a very comfortable mouthpiece.
Marikuku made this instrument and took to a funeral at Ganggan, a very remote communty where alot of Yolŋu artists reside, where it had some use.

Larrtjaŋa Gurruwiwi

Larrtjaŋa Gurruwiwi
€1080

  • Key : F – F
  • Size: 140cm
  • Mouthpiece: 2,8cm
  • Bell: 7cm

Wow! This is what I like! F-F, fast and stable. Winiwini is, like his father, a constant crafter that makes truly great instruments. This yiḏaki won’t dissapoint you.

 

Wulu Marrawili

Wulu Marrawili
€480

  • Key : D# – F#
  • Size: 133,6 cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3,5cm
  • Bell: 6,3 cm

Every time I browse the available stock at Buku Larrŋay Art Centre in Yirrkala I always have a look at the cheaper sticks. Sometimes you find a hidden gem. This is one of them. Easy to play great frequency spectrum and an easy dup.
A very affordable instrument for both beginner and the more advanced player.

Djalu Gurruwiwi

Djalu Gurruwiwi
€880

  • Key : D – C#
  • Size: 173 cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3,1cm
  • Bell: 8 cm

Big and subtle. A great example of the kind of yiḏaki that Djalu produces nowadays.
A great bassy instrument with requires a gentle approach. But if you are not one of those people that want to blast but more the kind of person that likes to sitdown and dream away with your yiḏaki then this is the kind of stick that you would like. Insterresting is the fact that the dup is half a note below the fundamental. Wich makes it very easy to hit. You only have to think about the dup and it is there!

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