Many new agaves are on the site now with the addition of hand carved wood mouthpieces. The wood mouthpieces are great to play on and don’t leave a residue after playing like wax does. They also are easy to clean and great for traveling. The openings are sized between 1.2-1.25″ depending on the didge. I am using a variety of woods including Bubinga, Wenge, Zebrawood, Cherry, Padauk, Agave, Mahogany,Shedua and more. Also check out some testimonials from individuals who have recently purchased didgeridoos from me.
- Key: B/C
- Length: 70″
- Bell: 7.25″
- Mouthpiece: Walnut, Sapele
- Back pressure: Strong
- Skill level: Beginner to advanced
Here it is…lucky #300! I don’t know really how else to describe this one other than it has a ton of personality! I can’t believe how responsive it is. This would be so great for the beginning player that is experimenting with new sounds as you will hear every tiny manipulation out that huge bell and inspires lots of creative ideas. The most advanced player will surely find new sounds as well as this didge feels almost electric. It takes hardly any air and can play with such amazing speed. Outstanding vocals and plays so well in more acoustic and beat boxing styles as well as ambient with its deep drone full of bass. #300 registered in a little deeper C and a higher B so has a unique sound quality to it. In addition to all of its skills it is such a beautiful old stalk with a ton of color variation and many turquoise inlays where bugs once resided. This one will surely inspire lots of new sounds and rhythms for all levels!
- Key: C
- Bell: 6″
- Mouthpiece: Black walnut, Sapele
- Back pressure: Strong
- Skill level: Beginner to Advanced
This is one powerful agave! This Old Soul has really dense, thick walls and a beautiful taper. Many Old Souls have termite activity on the inside similar to Eucalyptus and can leave cool contours and add a different character to the drone. Also a with the bug activity on the inside I have inlaid a lot of beautiful turquoise that really pops against its beautiful varied wood grain. This one has perfect back pressure and takes hardly any breath to create its mesmerizing drone. Nice bright overtones as well and awesome vocals and a ton of volume. This would be a great one for any level and any style. It can do pretty much everything well and with its stature will hold up well to travel and playing shows. An incredibly fun and powerful didge that I am excited to see where its new home is going to be!
- Key: A
- Length: 77″
- Bell: 4.25″
- Mouthpiece: Walnut, Canary, Padauk
- Back pressure: Very strong
- Skill level: Intermediate to advanced
I think A is one of the most mesmerizing of all the keys. They are rare to find as they have to have such great length. I have only made 6 in all the years of making them and they have all gone fast on here. This one has such a nice feel to the drone with lots of bass tones and has incredible overtone and vocal abilities. If you really enjoy the meditative part of playing this would be such a great didge as it instantly puts you in such a calm space. Despite its size this one only weighs around 3-4lbs so would be great for sound healing as you can still move around with it and projects a ton of volume being a thinner walled stalk. If you haven’t played an A ever this would be a real treat and take you to another level and place while playing.
- Key: A#
- Length: 73″
- Bell: 6.5″
- Mouthpiece: Walnut, Sapele, Padauk
- Back pressure: Very strong
- Wall thickness: Thick
- Skill level: Intermediate to Advanced
This is one ancient Old Soul with a ton of character that plays with such power. This stalk had to have bloomed over 3 or four years ago and it shows as there are numerous cracks, bug holes, and termite activity inside and evidence in the exterior as well. I see these as art so love to leave a lot of the imperfections visible in the exterior. The cracks and bug activity show its long life in the desert over numerous seasons and give is such a rugged appearance. Some customers have worried about leaving the cracks without filling them but be assured that they won’t spread or go through and don’t affect the sound quality. Most in my collection have a similar appearance and sound better and better with time. A# is such a magical key and always has an immediate calming affect on me. This one has great volume and power with it drone full of bass. Vocals and overtones are so crisp and clear. This one plays with real pace as well as excelling in an ambient style. A really incredible player that would fit perfectly for someone looking to explore these deeper keys.
- Key: G
- Length: 47″
- Bell: 4.5″
- Mouthpiece: Shedua, Zebra, Wenge
- Back pressure: Medium
- Wall thickness: Very thick
- Skill level: Advanced
The day I collected this stalk I saw the first rattlesnake I have seen in Arizona. Funny after all the years living here and collecting agaves that the only rattler I had seen was in Montana. This is a really thick stalk and I was unable to pull the leaves from the bell which this is the only time that has happened as well. I made a traveler didge from the top of the stalk last year and thought I would be able to get to the bell this time but to no avail. Thus I needed to make it as smaller didge with a long mouthpiece as I loved the dense wood, shape, and flare. As I finished this stubborn thick old soul I realized it reminded me of the ratter I saw that day with its shape and layered mouthpiece resembling a rattle. It plays with bite as well and this is for the advanced player looking to add some variations in sounds and styles of play. It takes a lot of breath and control but is so fun to play and a bit of a workout as well. If you have most notes and haven’t explored one in G yet this would be a great new addition!