These didgeridoos are the oldest strongest agaves that have survived many years in the desert through extreme conditions. My personal collection is comprised mainly of these didges. They have great character with many small cracks and bug holes which are filled from the inside but retain their character on the outside.
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- Key: D#
- Length: 62″
- Bell: 5.5″
- Mouthpiece: Shedua- 1.25″
- Wall Thickness: Thin
- Back Pressure: Strong
- First and second overtones: F, C#
- I found this stalk my first week back in Tucson on a hike in the foothills nearby. I loved the shape of it and knew it would also have some amazing colors throughout. It has some dramatic features where the leaves were pulled off and with the old wood lots of bug holes that are filled with turquoise throughout. It plays with such ease with its narrow neck that tapers to a beautiful bell. The shape allow for easy overtones an affinity for speedy rhythms. It also plays beautifully in a slow ambient style with so many layers in the drone. I would highly recommend this for a beginner as it would be a great one to learn circular breathing and is so responsive to any manipulations be it voice, tongue, cheeks, etc.
- Key: E/F
- Length: 62.5″
- Bell: 7.75″
- Mouthpiece: Spalted Sycamore, Padauk, Walnut
- Backpressure: Medium
- Wall Thickness: Thick to medium at bell
- First and second overtones: F#, D
- I Wanted to create a really unique mouthpiece to fit this gnarly stalk. This impressive agave has some really thick dense wood. As you can tell from the photos there were some scars left most likely from free range cattle in the area. I have seen a cow eat the tops off of these blooms right in front of me as if they were almost taunting me. This one however was tough enough to make it through and many times scars like this actually creates thicker denser wood. This would be a didge for a more advanced player with its higher note and it takes a bit of practice to get the hang of it. It is an explosive didge with a ton of volume with that enormous bell. The long mouthpiece makes overtones really easy and this one has some real spirit in the way it vocalizes. Nice turquoise inlays throughout add nice contrast to to darks and lights of the stalk. A unique piece that can inspire the advanced player.