In my early 20’s I moved to Montana for my love of fly fishing and the outdoors. I loved the adventure of hiking along a stream in search of trout while soaking in the beautiful surroundings. Searching for agaves is similar as I hike the hills seeking agaves off in the distance and wondering if they will be a future didge. I bring this up because when I find certain stalks I feel like I have caught a lunker. This is such a stalk. It is so exciting to find these thick Old Souls that have grown from seed into a giant agave and then to flower and this stalk survives several years in the field. This one has some dense thick walls that taper to a medium thickness bell. These thicker agaves are hard to find and just love the way they play. This has such a sweet drone that is so calming to play. Incredible rhythmic capabilities and can play with great speed but just loves to play in a more meditative style. I love the vocals and overtones and has perfect amount of back pressure. As you can see this has a ton of turquoise. There are over 100 inlays! I also added a mouthpiece of beautiful rosewood and bubinga which compliment the agave and turquoise so well. Perfect for any level this is a piece of art that plays with such power!
Sold, Thanks again Kristen and Christian! In Miller Place, NY
I love the feel of this didge and it has such a calming mesmerizing drone. It loves to slow you down and play in a more meditative ambient style. If you are a sound healer this would be amazing with its incredibly light weight while having an amazing amount of volume and power. Would be so easy to move around with if playing in a group setting. The deep bass tone is so incredible and with the thin walls has some incredible vocal abilities and easy overtones. This one takes so little breath and less is more as it is so responsive. Even though it excels in slower tempos it also has amazing faster rhythmic capabilities which is so fun to hear in these deeper keys. If you are looking to slow down and play in a meditative style to help with the stressful times but also let go rhythmically this one would be a great fit!
Don’t let the dimensions fool you. This is an absolute powerhouse! I originally was going to make this into a fusion but it ended up not working so I put it aside for a while in my shop as it needed a ton of inlay work. I would play it here and there when I was working on other stalks and the more I played it the more I realized what a powerful little didge it was. It is unusual to see smaller agaves with such hard dense wood with this much resonance. It has amazing percussive capabilities and the overtones are so easy as well as dropping the note to a lower frequency. This one just like #313 had the perfect size mouthpiece so let it be and so cool to play right on the agave. This one has a ton of turquoise inlaid throughout and just beautiful wood pigments and variation. F# is such an amazing note and one that I have always played a lot on my guitar. This would be such a fun didge for a little more experienced player as it is just electric. I have loved playing it and excited for it to bring new life to your playing!
A# is one of the most mesmerizing and meditative keys. It just takes you to a different place right when you hear and feel the drone. This one would be better for someone who has played a bit as it would be trickier for the ultimate beginner. It has really strong back pressure where you barely have to blow into it to get and maintain a strong drone. Once you get the feel for this one the possibilities are endless. It is so strong in an ambient style but allows for really fast rhythmic play as well which sounds so cool in such a deep key. The overtones are so clear and easy as well with its dense thicker walls. Vocals really stand out on this one as there is so much resonance they can sound like they are coming from different places and travel well up and down the stalk. This one had a ton of bug activity which equals lots of turquoise inlays! It also has some really interesting wood grain that I found in many of the stalks around this area that looks like it has almost been twisted. Also has some really dark and light beautiful pigments in the grain. If you are looking to explore the deeper keys this would be such a great fit at a great price!
If you look at my personal collection you will see that most of mine look similar to this one. I just love these thicker open bore didgeridoos. They have such a calming bass filled drone and has a nice overtone in the drone when you push it right. C# is the key I first started playing on and is always a great reminder of how I fell in love with the instrument when I play this key. This would be a great one for the ultimate beginner to most seasoned player. It has such a nice feel to it and along with the solid drone has amazing vocals and overtone capabilities. I also love the look of this one and I decided to make a little different looking combo mouthpiece and there is also a ton of turquoise inlaid throughout. A really solid didge for everyone!
This one has such an amazing form! As you can see from the photos it has a really quick taper from the smaller mouth and neck to that big bell. This one rests perfectly for those who sit down when playing and seems the agave was really hoping it would become a didge someday when it shot up its flower:) It is an absolute rhythm machine and can play with incredible tempo with ease. It also has amazing percussive, vocal, and overtone capabilities and is just a blast to play. This would be such a great didge to play alongside drums with all these capabilities as you will surely be heard with its volume and presence. I recorded a second track of it over the first sample for this one to show how it is also so strong at playing in an ambient style with rhythmic play. I have always loved playing in these higher notes in this manner. This one is kind of an in between note as in 440 tuning it kind of fluctuates between F and E. In 432 tuning it is very close to being right on in F. I pay more attention to feel than tuning as most in my personal collection aren’t in perfect key. Nature has so many keys why limit them! A great didge that can do it all!
Sold, thanks again Colten and Amanda! In Colorado Springs, CO
I am so excited about the agaves I found on my recent harvest. This was the first one I started working on as I just loved the feel of it. This area I explored I found some of the most dense agaves I have ever seen. This one despite its size is one of the heaviest on the site. I love these thicker Old Souls and they have such power when played. I love the feel of the drone and it is just so effortless to play. Its amazing response inspired lots of new ideas while playing and It has extremely strong vocal and overtone abilities with its thicker walls. On top of this it is just a beautiful stalk with a nice variation of lights and darks in the wood grain as well as many turquoise inlays throughout. A real beauty that would be perfect for every level player!
This is such a powerful didge that would be perfect for any level player. This plays with incredible ease and has such a solid drone, amazing vocals, overtones, and perfect back pressure. This plays so strong in any style and D is one of the most versatile keys for accompaniment with other musicians. I always bring a D to a jam session! With its big bell and shape it really projects volume and also it is such a beautiful stalk with tons of turquoise inlays where birds pecked away to find the insects inside. Definitely can feel the many years and stories in the desert. A real gem!
As you can tell from the photos this has some of the most stunning pigments I have seen on an agave! One reason I prefer to use really old stalks is with time the wood hardens in the desert and more varied pigments form with bug activity and other natural occurrences. This one had lots of termite activity and I have no idea what caused the pink pigments but it is a really beautiful rare find. Also the shape stands out as it sits perfect when playing. The small neck on the agave to that really big bell in such a short distance allows for some incredible rhythmic and percussive capabilities and this one is just so explosive. Incredible vocal and overtones accent this crisp drone and plays with a ton of volume and presence. This one registered in E almost right on 432 here but in 440 is a bit of an in between note. A lot of sound healers prefer this tuning and also it its good to mention that didges will fluctuate a bit in tuning with temperature and humidity. I always go on feel and this one feels really great to play with some incredible capabilities and just a gorgeous piece of art on top of it!
As I was driving to one of my favorite harvest spots I caught this one out the corner of my eye on the side of the highway. I did a quick U turn as I knew it was such a unique stalk. This one had more bug activity than almost any I have ever worked. In these bug holes there are over 80 turquoise inlays. Along with these inlays, amazing varied pigmentation in the wood, bubinga and sapele mouthpiece, and incredible shape this is an absolute stunning piece. On top of being a beautiful didge I just love how this one plays. It is so responsive and has such a strong and mesmerizing drone. It have great vocal and overtone abilities and can play so strong in any style and for every level player. D# is such an uplifting key and one of my favorite for rhythmic style of play. Such a gem!
It is hard to capture the beauty and variation in colors and shapes of agaves in photos. This one has such a cool shape with subtle curves and amazing coloration throughout. These inspired me to choose purpleheart for the mouthpiece to accent all these hues. This one reminds me of one in my collection and plays with so much pace and power. The thinner neck allows for some really fast transitions and has awesome overtone and vocal capabilities. This would also be perfect for meditative style of play as agaves are known for their strength in this department. This one would be easy to move around with with its size and weighs only about 3lbs. With the bell and thinner walls it also has a ton of volume and presence. A great choice for any style and level player!