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.
I love this didge! I collected this on my last day of harvesting this spring. The skin on it had such beautiful red tones that were highlighted by the rare spring rain. I chose a beautiful piece of Padauk for the mouthpiece to reflect the color it once had. This is an ancient agave that must have survived three years through all the heat and rain and cold. I love working on these for all the character they have. You will find turquoise inlaid throughout the numerous bug holes and the sealed cracks show the wisdom and harshness of time in the desert. This one is so powerful and has something about it that just mesmerizes from the start. Such nice bass tones and vocal abilities. The overtones are a piece of cake with its thick walls and bore. If you are using didges for meditation and sound healing this is perfect. It registered in B at 432 here which can fluctuate with temp and humidity but will always be close to that tuning. It is a tuning that a lot of sound healers use and has such a great feel to it. B has always been a note that has really resonated with me and love how it calms the system. So excited to see where this one ends up!
We all need a little bit of heart chakra healing these days. I recently played at a Reiki circle and F was by far their favorite key. I have always loved F and F# and this one falls right in the middle. It plays with such amazing speed and has tremendous ambient capabilities. The overtones come so easy with the shape and wall thickness. The taper on this allows for some amazing response and would be great to play with drums as well as well other instruments as it will really stand out. While sanding this one I really loved all the coloration in the grain. One of the reasons I love the older stalks and the turquoise inlays really add a nice touch to the overall beauty of the stalk. If you are looking for some new inspiration in a higher key this would be a great addition!!
I was so excited to start working on this one. The shape, bell, thickness of wood, and resonance are just tremendous. I love these Old Souls and this one definitely has some stories to tell. It is a rhythm machine and is so responsive to the player. It plays with ease and power and inspires so many new ideas. This would be so great to accompany other instruments with its volume and also it would be a great performance didge. I love the coloration throughout and in person you will see so many more pigments and the pics don’t do it justice . Along with this, the mouthpiece and turquoise inlays throughout add so much beauty to the stalk. With the ease of playability, power, and beauty of this stalk it is sure to inspire new rhythms and sounds!
I had one customer compare his agave in E to a racing motorcycle. It seems these higher pitched fast tapered didges are just made to be played fast and have an extra gear that a lot of didges don’t have. This would be a great instrument to accompany drums as its drone will cut right through and can be played in such a quick rhythmic style with ease. E is such an important chakra being our solar plexus where our second intuitive brain resides. I also love its vocal and overtone ability with the thinner neck and fast taper to the big bell. Also can play great in a more ambient style and can be a singer as well. This was a really old stalk that had a ton of bug holes throughout. In these bug holes there are over 30 turquoise inlays which add so much to the beautiful coloration in the wood. Such a fun didge to play especially for those who like to play in a more rhythmic style!