My didges have 2 main types of mouth piece:
- Bare wood carved perfectly to fit the mouth for a narrower bored instrument.
- Milli putt, a two part putty for slightly wider bored instruments, that sets rock hard and sands back perfectly to suit the individual’s mouth.
If a mouth piece size on a didgeridoo that you are considering to buy is wrong for you, contact me before I send it and I will resize the mouth piece for you. Alternatively ask for details on how to resize it yourself after you receive it.
The mouth piece that most people expect on a didge is made from beeswax. Personally I find beeswax to become a sticky mess that miss-shapes very quickly and that attracts fluff, hair and dirt. However if you request me to make a beeswax mouth piece for your didge I will happily make a very good one.
Native English Split Wood Didgeridoos
These didgeridoos are made by the method of: shaping; cutting down the centre; carving the interior; and then rejoining the two halves. This is obviously just a simple description. In reality there’s a lot more to it!
The advantage over termite eaten eucalyptus is that I can carve the exact shape I want, rather than relying on termites that aren’t thinking about back pressure and sound quality, they are just having dinner! This means I can create didges that have perfect pressure for high speed playing and multiple drone and toot capability.
The only termite didges I have come across that have the same playing ability have sold for thousands of pounds!!!
I create these didges from fallen English wood from local woodlands. I use trees such as Ash, Yew, Elm, Birch, Oak, Sycamore, Maple, Beech and many more.
Termite Eaten Didgeridoos
These didgeridoos are created from logs shipped all the way from Australia. They are cut especially for me by a good friend, and very good cutter, who knows exactly what to cut to suit what style of didge I want to build.
With the use of custom made long chisels and drill bits I carve out the interior using the holes left by termites as a guide line.
The advantage of this method is the phenomenal sound quality achieved, due to Australian eucalyptus being one of the hardest and densest woods on earth. The majority of the wood I use is woolybutt eucalyptus.
This method has been used for thousands of years. With the use of modern tools the result is amazing!!!