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!
As you can see from the photo of the bell this is another extremely thick dense Old Soul. These are a rare find and just love how it plays and feels. This one has an incredibly mesmerizing drone with awesome bass tones and feel I go into a meditative state almost immediately when playing it. Amazing back pressure and takes so little breath to get going. Tremendous vocal and overtone abilities as well and this is just such a solid didge perfect for any style of play and with its size great for travel. I would highly recommend this one for any level player and just love how grounding it is to play. In addition it is such a cool stalk that shows its many years in the desert and the the purpleheart and bubinga are a beautiful contrast in tones to the blonde stalk. 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.
I found this one on a very recent harvest and was so excited about it I started working on it the next day. This has such a cool shape to it and the longer skinnier bore creates some awesome back pressure and takes so little breath to create the sweet deep drone. Incredible vocal ability and the overtones just sing and so easy to transition from the drone. Overtone playing has never been my strength but this one makes it so easy and can reach 4 toots where on most I can only do two or three. The drone is so mesmerizing and this one would be great for any level player with its ease of play. If you are looking for a deeper key that can play solidly in all styles this would be a great fit!
As you can see from the photos this is an ancient stalk. There was something about its weathered appearance when I found it with all these cracks and bug holes that really got me excited to see what it would turn into. The wood is so old that it has taken on an almost driftwood look.Those familiar with spalted wood there are some areas on the stalk that has some which a fungus leaves thin black lines around white wood. I have never seen that before on an agave and adds such unique character and beauty. This is a didge on the smaller side and perfect for the traveler and hiker with its portable size. For the beginner didge player I would highly recommend this one as it has all the capabilities to help you advance quickly without a big price tag. This one plays so well in an ambient more meditative style and would also be great with its size and weight for sound healing. Nice bassy drone despite its size and easy overtones and vocals and harmonics. A sweet little didge for any skill level!
This is one of the most fun didges I have ever played! I found this on my recent harvest and was so blown away by its shape, dense wood, and coloration. I knew it would be a great and explosive player and it far exceeded my expectations. It is so responsive to percussive styles and the drone is just so strong and balanced with perfect back pressure for ease of circular breathing. Amazing vocal and overtones! It is incredible how easy it is to play and the response is off the charts. On top of all its amazing capabilities it is such an incredibly beautiful stalk. The color variation from whites to blacks to reds and pinks is just stunning topped off with rosewood that compliments all these tones. I can’t say enough about this one and at this price is a steal! Such a magical didgeridoo!
After all these years I am still in awe by agaves and how many uses they have. It is incredible being out in the field and see these flowers tower over nearby trees and dot the hills with their amazing silhouettes against the desert sky. Pure magic! This one really shows just how amazing this plant is. As you can see from its dimensions this is a huge didge with that 8.5″ bell and weight that is twice as heavy as most agaves. The size and thickness gives this one 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 with added turquoise throughout. Really special to find agaves this size and is a special instrument!
This didge has such a calming affect when playing it. While recording I was so soothed by the bass filled drone and it plays so wonderfully in an ambient style. Not to say it can’t play well in other styles as it is really strong percussively but this one really wants the player to slow down and experience all these tones. It has amazing vocals and harmonic response and back pressure. I have a lot of these more open bore didges in my personal collection as I just love how they play and the added bass from the shape. I think this would be amazing for someone using didgeridoo for sound healing or meditation. With its ease of play it is perfect for every level player and such a cool art piece!
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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.
I just love the shape of this one and the bell with the way it tapers back down acts as an almost resonator sound chamber giving it a unique sound. This one plays with such ease and is so incredibly responsive. Really nice easy transitions to overtones and vocals are so bright and have so much volume with that bell. The drone has such a nice balance and takes so little breath with its strong back pressure. This would be the ultimate beginner didge as it will really speed up the learning process and advance on and think C# is the best note to start on. For the intermediate and advanced player this one will inspire so many new sounds and rhythms and is just so electric and responsive. Such a cool didge!
I have been working for about a month on the this one as it has more inlays than any other I have made. As I brought it in the house from the workshop the sunlight hit it and was just so blown away by the beauty and soul of this stalk. To see all the turquoise in contrast with the dark old wood grain is just so incredible. When I began working on this stalk I knew it would take a while and to see it finally finished was so rewarding. As you can see from the photo the bell is also different as all the bug activity has created a lot of texture. It just adds to the beauty of the stalk and feel it adds character to the sound. This one feels ancient and wise and has stories to tell and plays with such power. Perfect for any level player and has such an ease to the way it plays with a nice balanced drone, awesome vocal ability, easy overtones, good volume, and just a beautiful didge on top of it!
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.