Old Soul Didgeridoos

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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Didgeridoo #125

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  • Key: D#
  • Length: 59″
  • Bell: 6.75″
  • Mouthpiece: Padauk
  • Wall Thickness: Medium
  • Backpressure: Strong

One of the most unique stalks that I have found over the 15 years of making didges. That’s saying a lot seeing that I have worked on close to 500 over that time period. I found this stalk growing between two rocks which caused the unique bulb and angle the stalk grew. Not only does it have a nice big bell but it also has really great dense wood that tapers to a very small opening with extremely easy overtones and hardly any breath to get droning. Lots of percussive capabilities and can play with extreme pace. For those of you who enjoy wobbling this should fit you perfectly. Another really unique feature is the fact that this didge can stand all by itself. The unique shape has it balance perfectly on its bell of a foot. Quite a piece of art with lots of turquoise inlaid throughout to add to this special piece.

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Price: $555.00

 

 

Didgeridoo #123

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  • Key: B
  • Length: 62″
  • Bell: 3.75″
  • Mouthpiece: Padauk, Walnut- 1.35″
  • Wall thickness: Thick
  • Backpressure: Strong

I found this stalk and instantly new I wanted to make a big bore deep didgeridoo. It is quite a thick old stalk with really dense wood. One thing I love about Old Souls is all the character in the wood. This one has some nice deeper browns and I filled some of the cracks with some red ochre pigment to add some flash to it. I was really feeling red on this stalk I guess as I finished it off with Walnut and Padauk which is one of my favorite combinations of woods. I really opened up the mouthpiece on this one so those that prefer smaller mouthpieces might want to look at others on the site. There was so much pressure that I had to open it up to allow for different styles of playing. I have always preferred bigger mouthpieces for my style and this one is so great to play on. For a B this is shorter than average because of its big bore and thicker wood. the richness is evident right aways and so responsive. B has always been one of my favorite notes and if you don’t have one yet in your collection you should try one out.

 

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Price: $505.00

Didgeridoo #121

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  • Key: D#
  • Length: 57″
  • Bell: 5″
  • Mouthpiece: Padauk, Walnut
  • Backpressure: Medium
  • Wall thickness: Thick

This is a gnarly stalk full of stories. At least 3 years after blooming this stalk was still surviving the harsh desert climate. Most agaves wouldn’t make it this far and defines an old soul. So many bug holes and cracks in this very dense thick wood. I have left the cracks visible in my old soul style and many of the bug holes I have inlaid with turquoise throughout. A ton of inlays in this one. The deep cracks in this one are completely sealed so don’t worry as they just add character to the stalk. It plays with great power and my friend who recently visited just loved this didge. Easy toots, nice vocals, great response are all characters of this stalk. If you like an instrument that could tell stories this is the one.

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Sold, Thanks Jim! in Tucson, AZ

Didgeridoo #122

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  • Key: D#
  • Length: 68″
  • Bell: 9″!
  • Mouth on Agave: 2.8″
  • Mouthpiece: Leopard, Padauk, Walnut: 1.25″
  • Wall Thickness: Thick to Medium
  • Backpressure: Strong

This one is a powerhouse. A 9″ bell is pretty hard to come by and still be able to have a didge form. This one has an enormous bore size as you can reach your whole arm up to your shoulder and flap your hand around in it. This bore creates some insane bass tones that completely shake my old airstream studio. If you like vocals this is like a megaphone projecting them far out in space. The drone has such a crisp tone and the bass doesn’t over shadow it. Volume wise this is one of the loudest didges I have heard. Such responsiveness and the ability to play with incredible speed and power as well as it really feels comfortable in a slower ambient rhythms as well. Despite its large size it takes so little breath and plays with ease. In addition to all of its amazing sound  capabilities it is also just a beautiful stalk. Great dense wood, nice coloration, and lots of turquoise inlays throughout. This would be a great performance didge and will surely draw a crowd. You won’t see many agaves out there like this!

 

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Sold, Thanks Stephen! in Tucson, AZ