I love working on these extremely old thick agaves. This one has a huge turquoise inlay where a Gila woodpecker must have found an afternoon meal. One of the reasons I love these old stalks so much is you see the evidence of birds, insects, and the extreme desert climate and you think of the stalks story. I have really been into these smaller didges lately as I love these higher pitches and F has always been one of my favorite notes. This one would be best for someone who has a bit more experience playing as the higher pitches require a bit more control. I love these open bore didges for my style of play which is combination of ambient and rhythmic. This bore size really excels at both styles and has a nice amount of bass added into the drone and a bass drum hidden within too! Really nice volume and solid overtones and great vocal ability. This could be a great didge for sound healing or in situations where the player has to move with the didge with its size. At the reiki circle I have played at a few times F has always been the most popular note and always makes me feel great to play too. An awesome little didge!!
Sold, Thanks Andy! in Lancaster, Lancshire, England
I was so excited to start working on this one. The shape, bell, thickness of wood, and resonance are just tremendous. I love these Old Souls and this one definitely has some stories to tell. It is a rhythm machine and is so responsive to the player. It plays with ease and power and inspires so many new ideas. This would be so great to accompany other instruments with its volume and also it would be a great performance didge. I love the coloration throughout and in person you will see so many more pigments and the pics don’t do it justice . Along with this, the mouthpiece and turquoise inlays throughout add so much beauty to the stalk. With the ease of playability, power, and beauty of this stalk it is sure to inspire new rhythms and sounds!
If you are just starting out on didge this one would be perfect! I designed this one for really strong back pressure with its narrow bore to its flared bell. The thin walls and shape of this one allows the player to learn circular breathing much easier. This one takes so little breath to get the drone going. The smaller bore also allows for really easy overtones and has awesome clear vocals. If you are an advanced player this one will be so incredible with all the capabilities it has. It can play with such speed and response and has a great presence for ambient meditative style of play. A tremendous didge ready to assist in learning for the beginning player or reaching another level for the advanced!
These giant agaves are such a challenge to make but so worth it. They play with incredible response and for the serious player these can take you to a place you may have not yet visited playing the instrument . The small amount of air necessary to play these is astounding. So much back pressure allows the player to really relax and focus on all the sounds you can create. B is one of the most soothing notes and would be great for those playing for meditation and also would be great for sound healing with the extreme resonation these have. You can feel this one shake as well as the walls of the room you are playing in. The overtones are crystal clear and especially with the thick wood on this agave have such a soothing quality to them. Vocals will blow your mind on this one as you can travel the 6 plus feet of didge creating amazing sound landscapes. This one that has so much power and can really help both the player and listener reach different worlds. Not only is it impressive in sound it is amazing to play a flower this large and the visuals alone capture the imagination of the player.
It is hard to tell from the photo but I added some dark mica powder to the resin on the inside of this one. I decided to do this as I knew this would be a really deep note and wanted it to have a feeling of a connection with the planets. I also chose the padauk which has some really nice variation in coloration that I haven’t seen in this wood before and reminded me of another planet as well. It plays with so much response and takes hardly any breath. The vocals are amazing as well manipulations with the cheeks and tongue. It is just so responsive and less is more on this one. It also has really nice rhythmic capabilities which is so cool to hear with these deeper tones. This would be great for the player that likes to use the didge for meditation and sound healing. If you haven’t tried these deeper tones you should as they have such an amazing effect on the player and listener.
This is a really impressive stalk that a friend collected and aged in his garage for 5 years. Was so nice of him to let me have it and was so fun to work on with its amazing shape and character. It has some really nice thick walls and it plays with so much power. Really easy overtones and tremendous vocals really stand out on this one. The drone is nice and solid with a really nice bass tone to it. It loves to play rhythmically and it requires so little breath with its strong back pressure and the rhythms just come so easily. This stalk has beautiful wood grain with a lot of added turquoise in all the bug holes. D is a great note for a beginner and this would be so awesome to start on or be a great addition to the most experienced player. A solid didge!
This one has some really amazing contrast in the stalk with the whites and darks throughout. The beautiful wood has some nice accents of turquoise inlaid throughout that really pop with the varied wood grain. It can play with so much speed with its shape and has great volume for its size. These shorter stalks are so explosive and you can also hear them really well as the player being closer to the bell. Great vocals and overtones and plays great at slower ambient speeds. If you are looking to add some speed to your playing and love ambient styles as well this would be a great one for you! It has been really fun playing this one while working on it and know it will bring lots of joy to its new home.
This is a very different looking stalk than many of the didges I craft. This is a different species that is rare to find around southern Arizona. I was so excited to see this impressive stalk and love the form and the concentrated flower branch nubs. This is a huachuca agave and found more commonly in Northern Arizona. It is always fun to work with different looking stalks and this one has such a great presence to it. I love how this one plays. It comes alive when you play it and the drone is so soothing. It registered in D# at 432hz and although this might fluctuate a bit with temperature and humidity levels this one is a really healing didge. The drone has such a nice balance and the bass tones so rich. The overtones are so easy to reach and the vocals are crystal clear. The response is amazing and has such amazing rhythmic and ambient capabilities. I would strongly suggest this to someone who is about to start their journey with the didge to the most advanced player. Such a unique and special didge!
A# is one of the most popular keys especially with those that like to use the didgeridoo for meditation and sound healing. These big agaves are so responsive and easy to play and require such a little amount of breath it’s crazy. While recording this one I realized the tremendous bass that is so soothing to listen to. It practically plays itself and love the vocal and overtone capabilities it has in addition to its calming deep drone. For such a deep note it likes to also play some fast rhythms in addition to ambient style of play. This can be so unique to hear such a deep instrument play at such speeds and really mesmerizing to player and listener. Not only is this a great player the stalk has such beautiful wood grain with evidence of the leaves that were once attached to the stalk. This one has so much power and beauty and will be a great addition to the serious didge players collection!