These didgeridoos have good volume and have a nice condensed sound. Don’t be fooled by their size as many of these have as much volume as bell didgeridoos. I really like these for recording and also in performances when using a mic. They are also great for someone who travels and hikes a lot.
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 travel size didge would be perfect for the ultimate beginner to start the journey with this instrument. Also would be great for any level for summer adventures as it is a great size to take hiking or camping. This is a really beautiful older stalk that had a ton of bug activity. These have all been filled with turquoise which adds so much to its appearance. These old stalks bake for years in the desert and become so dense and resonant. This one most likely survived 3 plus years and has nice thick walls that protected it. This one has such an easy drone, clear overtones, and great vocal abilities. For its size also has good volume. A great little didge ready to start an adventure!
As you can see from the photos there is a ton of turquoise inlaid throughout this beautiful Old Soul. My friend described it as a galaxy of turquoise:) I love the challenge and how time consuming these older stalks are to make. I am sure most agave makers would look at it and see too much work but I love the process of turning all the bug holes into inlays and see the old wood transform with all its cracks and weathered wood end up being a polished instrument. There are over 70 inlays in this one! It must have been a very popular hub for bugs as I haven’t seen that much activity in many stalks. I love working stone into the wood and reminds me of the short time I did silversmithing. C# is such an amazing key and my first key I really felt resonated with me when I first started playing. This one has such a beautiful balanced drone with awesome vocals and overtones. Really nice back pressure and just feels so good to play and look at with all the gems it has. Just a cool Old Soul that would be great for every level of playing ability.
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!