Didgeridoo 179, Ash in C.
A deep sounding didgeridoo made from Ash in the key of C with C and G overtones.
My longest didgeridoo so far at over 2m long, the 28x29 diameter mouthpiece leads down the 208cm length of the instrument, widening gradually to a bell 10x14cm in diameter. Due to its size, this didge is slightly heavier than others, weighing in at 4.3kg.
Long, low and deep this didgeridoo is easy to play with a very comfortable mouthpiece. Its size lends itself to softer, slower, more meditative rhythms, however, performs very well with faster more staccato rhythms. Vocals balance well with the drone and and extra depth to the already rich sound. As the bell widens/flares out quite distinctly it adds some volume and bass to the sound so that the didge can be played through a range from gentle to aggressive playing and pressure.
Gathered near Arundel, West Sussex, on the South Downs, this Ash didgeridoo has been sealed and finished with a combination of Tung oil, Danish oil and wax. The bore has been coated with several layers of Tung Oil to help protect, preserve and enhance the wood and maintain a clear sound. The exterior has been coated with several layers of Danish Oil then topped with wax giving a soft finish both to touch and visually.