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.
I am so amazed by agaves and how they can shoot up a flower that turns into wood and has the resonance it does. Pure magic! I bring this up because this one really amazes me. It is such a thick heavy stalk and has that huge 8.5″ bell. This one has a ton of power and the drone is so rich and the overtones so bright. Incredible vocals as on all agaves and this one just has a great feel to it. On top of that the wood grain is just beautiful and so varied in pigments. A real beaut!
As you look at the inside of the bell you can see that I added Mica to the resin. It is kind of hard to see in the photo but up close and in person it has a really unique look and really sparkles in the light. This is an ancient stalk that took a long time to make as it has so many inlays. I found some beautiful sleeping giant turquoise that is so blue and really compliments the agave wood tone. This one has an amazing shape and sits perfectly as you play. The taper from the thinner neck to the big bell creates a lot of back pressure and volume and this one can really play with real tempo. The drone is strong and has excellent vocal and overtone capabilities. I have mentioned before that D# is such an energetic uplifting note and seems to move me rhythmically. A great didge to learn on and for any level of playing ability.
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!
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.
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.