How is a didgeridoo priced?

How I price a didgeridoo for sale

Something to consider when looking at a didgeridoo for sale is how that instrument is priced. There are a number of contributing factors involved in how I may price or categorise a didgeridoo from a top professional player to a beginner stick. First and foremost of course, is the sound quality and playability of the instrument. This is above all the most important factor when I price a didgeridoo for sale in my store.

After sound quality and playability, there is also the amount of work in a particular log to consider. A smaller didge can certainly play just as good as a bigger didge, however, a big bell didge has much more work involved making it and takes much longer to create. As you can see from the pictures, there can be a lot of wood to removefrom both the inside and outside of logs before it reaches its optimum level for playing. This takes a lot of time and hard work and that will reflect on the price alongside playing qualities. Like I said in the beginning “sound quality is the most important factor” so don’t be surprised to see a smaller didgeridoo for sale with a much higher price tag than a larger didge. When it comes to being any good, with didges, size certainly doesn’t matter

Also taken into account is the rarity of the raw log used to make the didge. Although there are literally millions of hollow trees out there in the bush, only certain ones are suitable for making didgeridoos and some are still better than others. It’s extremely hard to find that perfect natural bore in a termite hollowed log, let’s remember that essentially it’s the termites that define the main bore and shape inside a didgeridoo and as you would imagine, the termites don’t follow instructions too well! Haha they just eat the tree as they please, until they have eaten the lot! It’s up to the person harvesting the wood to identify and cut the tree stem at the ideal time. It involves a certain amount of skill and intuition to find good hollows as well as a little luck or good karma as well! Sometimes, you’ll find a stick that has an amazing shape, bore and tone to it straight away. This is extremely rare and any stick found like this with a perfect natural bore that needs little chisel work, will certainly fetch a much higher price.

The external appearance or unique shape in a particular didgeridoo can affect the price as well. If the tree has developed a very rare shape or disfigurement that is pleasing to the eye, it will fetch a higher price as it comes down to that particular log being a rare item. Perhaps the colours that appear are rare in that type of timber or many other things like this can cause a didge to have a higher price tag. This should never be the only factor in a high price, when buying a didge always remember that a high priced didge no matter how good it looks, must also have a great sound quality and play really well.

I really hope that you will enjoy playing the instruments that I’ve made for the rest of your days as much as I enjoyed making them for you. I look forward to continue making and playing for many more years to come.

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