This yidaki is an excellent example of Gaypalwani's work. It was cut close to Gikal outstation, where it was also used in ceremony before being sold in 2004. It is made from gadayka (eucalpytus tetrodonta) and has an impressive natural bore. The acoustics are flatter rather than bright, as is often the Yolngu preference for ceremonial instruments. It has a direct and coarse texture that I love and the playing pressure is great, playing fairly effortlessly and having an easy transition from drone to horn tone. Good bass frequencies. Gaypalwani has finished this instrument with a rough file.

 

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GG0001 Yidaki by Gaypalwani Gurruwiwi. SOLD