Les Peach Didgeridoos Now Available at Spirit Gallery

Introducing our newest maker Les Peach of Les Peach Didgeridoos!

 

Actually,  Les has been in the gallery for almost a year now but being such a meticulous craftsmen his didges have only arrived in one’s and two’s and are often gone before we have a chance to get them online.

 

BUT NOT ANYMORE – Les has now ramped up production and has his own “didge wall” at Spirit Gallery with a promise to keep it full at all times!

 

We have 7 beautiful new Les Peach didgeridoos now available. The work in these instruments is of the highest quality with a sound and finish that has impressed even the most fastidious of our customers. Did we say finish!! The coat on these is about as close as perfect as you can get. The smoothest, shiniest and most impressive finish we have ever seen. You won’t believe your eyes when you get your hands on one of these.

 

 

So Who Is Les Peach?

 

Les is originally from the UK and began his working career in the Royal Navy where he trained and qualified as an engineering technician. He served 8 years in the navy before leaving and then moved into various engineering positions both in the UK and abroad.

 
It was in 1993 that Les discovered and fell in love with the didgeridoo. He was working under contract in the Falkland Islands at the time and was introduced to the didgeridoo by his brother. This particular didgeridoo was of poor quality but nevertheless, Les felt that there was something very special about this instrument; its sound and energy …and so the journey began.

 
Les bought his first didgeridoo in 1995. He taught himself to play through listening to a music cassette tape that featured renowned indigenous player Alan Dargin.
Les continued the journey with his new found passion for this unique instrument. He searched for other didgeridoo music played by skilled artists and, of course, worked on developing his own level of skill and competence. His journey also led him to seek out quality instruments to buy for his own personal use and collection, but this aspect proved to be particularly challenging to say the least.

 
Les always had a love and admiration for Australia as a country in its entirety and one day he made the conscious decision to apply to live there. His dream came true when his visa for permanent residency was granted and he moved to Darwin in the Northern Territory in March 2004.les peach didgeridoo

 
This was a dream come true in many ways including the birth of an opportunity to make his own didgeridoos. Good quality didgeridoos were still not easy to find even in Australia but this was not the only driving force that set Les out to learn what proved to be a whole new trade; the satisfaction of playing an instrument that was sourced from nature and personally crafted by hand was an experience that appealed in conception and later, most definitely proved to deliver in reality.

 
Over the course of the next 13 years, Les Peach Didgeridoos were born, weaned and guided to their mature level of development as they have become today.

 

 

Why are his didgeridoos so impressive?

 

Les Peach has a background in engineering where a high standard of application and work ethic is necessary to be successful. This coupled with his obsessive nature, perfectionism and attention to detail has brought the standard of his didgeridoos a cut above.

 

All Les Peach didgeridoos are crafted by hand from the authentic native eucalyptus timbers sourced from the Northern Territory. All didgeridoos are of musical instrument grade and are made with keen amateurs and professionals in mind who are looking for that special, clean and pure sound.

 
The timber itself is fully dried and seasoned before it is worked on. This gives the resonance and sound its full quality from the outset and ensures that the wood has fully settled minimising any risk of cracks or splits occurring later on.

 
Les Peach Didgeridoos
are fully coated inside and out with a high-end professional product that has an extremely low porosity rating and thus will not be notably affected by moisture and ambient temperature changes.  The coating is also exceptionally tough and will “hold” the timber in the toughest of conditions.

 
Every step has been taken and no expense spared in researching and sourcing the ideal product for a coating that would afford maximum protection and minimise detraction from sound quality whilst still giving a pleasing, high-gloss appearance.
The finish on a Les Peach didgeridoo is  absolutely gorgeous, highlighting the beauty of the timber, and just screaming out quality!

 
Every Didgeridoo carries the Les Peach didgeridoo logo and a unique serial number and are tuned to their natural key.

 
Les Peach’s handcrafted didgeridoos are literally that. And because they are meticulously tuned, shaped and finished by hand they take time to make and are only produced in small numbers – There is no part of the didgeridoo making process that is automated in any way.

 

Buy a Les Peach Didgeridoo Today!

 

 

 

 

Hemp Didgeridoos Back @ Spirit Gallery

The new breed of hemp didgeridoos have finally arrived at Spirit Gallery with lots of funky shapes, colours, tapers, pressures and keys to choose from.

 

This new batch of hemp didgeridoos are also at a much lower price point than our previous hemp range, without compromising on the quality, making it more accessible to our hemp didgeridoo fans – and we know there are many of you out there!!

 

We have also received a lot of feedback from our customers and in response have focused on didgeridoos in lengths of 1.4-1.9 metres. No big crazy 2.2 metre long monsters that are a nightmare to carry around and travel with! 

 

We have also focused on more balanced tapers allowing all the features of the didgeridoo to work in harmony. Our new hemp didges have more gentle medium tapers as opposed to realy big bells that can sometimes be too bassy overriding the clarity of the didge – but don’t worry big bell fans as we will still keep a couple of the big ended instruments for you guys!

 

These didges have been designed to induce both the subtle frequencies and deep resonance of sound and are a wonderful addition to the Spirit Gallery collection of quality instruments.

 

Well who makes our hemp didgeridoos? Let us explain!

 

Our Hemp Didgeridoos are produced by Norbert Schmid, one of the original patent holders and pioneers of the use of the hemp/hempstone for musical instruments.

 

Norbert has been manufacturing didgeridoos (and other instruments) from hemp for over 10 years, perfecting the process to produce in our opinion the most balanced and versatile hemp didgeridoos that we have played.

 

Norbert handcrafts and designs each instrument through a unique process allowing him to shape the inner space of the instruments to extremely fine tolerances. This way he can build a multitude of didgeridoos with different characteristics.

 

Hemp Didgeridoos are made of hemp cellulose bound with water. No additives are necessary. The binding is made by the chemical power of hydrogen eliminating the need for glues resins and synthetic adhesive agents. What is produced is a high quality 100% natural plant fibre material that is non-toxic and extremely durable.

 

The brilliance of this patented Austrian invention is that wet ground hemp fibre is turned into a material almost as hard as stone purely through the addition water.

 

Norbert has developed a worldwide reputation for the design and sound of his instruments, having recently collaborated with the world’s best known didge player, Dubravko Lapaine, to produce his favourite tapers and shapes.

 

Through the use of non-toxic pigments Norbert also incorporates patterns and designs into his didgeridoos using his natural creative flair meaning that not only do these hemp didgeridoos sound good but they also look fantastic.

 

Every instrument is documented, tested and marked with an identifying serial number on the inside of the bell.

 

We are proud that Norbert has chosen Spirit Gallery to be his exclusive Australian retail outlet

 

Why use hemp in a didgeridoo?


An ancient cultivated plant, hemp has served mankind for thousands of years. It is one of the world’s strongest natural fibres, valued for its strength and durability with products made from hemp having shown to outlast most other materials by many years.

 

Hemp is also very environment-friendly. No pesticides or herbicides are needed for its growth (as it is a weed in nature)

 

Hemp is used in food, jewellery, clothing, fuels, among many other goods. Leading fashion, footwear and cosmetic houses of today all dabble with hemp products and there is a growing trend to use this wonderful material in many diverse and new applications.

 

One of the most valuable parts of the hemp plant is the fibre, which through a process of wet milling makes its pliable enabling it to be moulded and then hardened into any shape. This allows Norbert to produce didgeridoos with superior resonance, incredible tonal and amazing acoustic qualities.

 

What you get with our new hemp didgeridoo

 

Superior resonance

Incredible tonal quality

Optimum backpressure

Increased responsiveness

Durable temperature and climate resistant material

Easy horn/toots

Non-toxic environmentally friendly

 

BUY YOUR HEMP DIDGERIDOO ONLINE TODAY

 

Over 100 New Didgeridoos @ Spirit Gallery

Its been a busy couple of weeks at Spirit Gallery as we set a “didgeridoo upload” record adding over 100 didgeridoos in the last 3 weeks.

 

New didgeridoos from CrookedStixz, Heartland, Natures Vibes, Traditional Arnhem Land instruments and plenty of affordable hand painted and natural finish didgeridoos

 

We now have over 200 didgeridoos online. But we are not stopping there! Stay tuned over the next few weeks for a new didgeridoo upload bonanza with new sticks from Tristan O’Meara, Bruce Wix, Kristian Benton and much more. We will also be revealing our newest maker- but for now it will have to remain a secret!

 

So, come and visit Australia’s largest online collection of didgeridoos and purchase your authentic eucalyptus termite hollowed didgeridoo today!

 

Spirit Gallery Summer Update

 

 

As we approach our busy Summer period here at Spirit Gallery we thought it’s time for a quick update.

 

We now have almost 200 didgeridoos online. A range of prices, styles and keys to suite players of all levels.

 

We have just uploaded some new didgeridoos from Wix Stix with his much improved epoxy resin finish making his didges look and feel a million dollars!!  Also, some new Iron Bark didgeridoos and the intricate painted and burnt didgeridoos from Eugene Goolagong. A great new bunch of plain beginners didgeridoos are also now online, available both in natural finish or a painted finish.

 

We also introduce our newest maker Peter Sherwood of Natures Vibes. It’s not often we take on new makers but Peter has ticked all the boxes for us and fits in perfectly into to Spirit Gallery range.

 

Peter Sherwood has been crafting didgeridoos for over 10 years. Residing in the Rockhampton region of Queensland Peter focuses on his local timbers with a preference for the Yellow Box and Bimble Box Eucalyptus types.

 

Peter’s didges are a throwback to old style didge making. Tough solid didgeridoos finished with a classic thick strong gloss finish to highlight the natural grain and beauty of the timbers he uses.

 

Peter also employs some serious chisel work on the bell ends to open the sound up leaving us with a beautifully crafted Natures Vibes Didgeridoo.

 

In the next 2-3 weeks we are expecting more didgeridoos from  Adam ( CrookedStixz) Henwood, Tristan O’Meara, Kristian Brenton and Heartland Didgeridoos.

 

We now have over 350 paintings available online including new work from Anna Petyarre, Dulcie Pula Long, Debra Nangala and new pieces from the Warlukurlangu Community Art Centre.

 

Our exclusive gallery artists Rex Winston Walford and Anthony Walker remain extremely popular and have a variety of styles and sizes always available. Rex Winston is also available for custom orders with quick turnaround times of only 2-4 weeks.

 

Spirit Gallery will remain open every day throughout December and January only closing on xmas day. All didgeridoos and artwork are available online or can be viewed in the gallery if you prefer to visit us.

 

As always any questions, queries, feedback, requests feel free to drop us an e-mail at info@spiritgallery.com.au or call us on 61 (2) 92475961 and we will do our best to help you.

 

Many thanks

Spirit Gallery Team

Arnhem Land Yidaki now Available

Its been a bit of a wait but we finally have a truly magical collection of traditional Arnhem Land Yidaki at the gallery. Over 25 Yidaki have now been uploaded to the website.

 

Our traditional instruments are sourced from the Buku Larrngay Mulka Aboriginal community art centre in North- East Arnhem Land, under the guidance of Yidaki expert Jeremy Cloake.

 

We cant thank Jeremy enough for his patience and care in helping choose some of the finest pieces available and making sure Spirit Gallery continues to showcase the best Eucalyptus termite hollowed didgeridoos to the world.

 

This group of instruments have been meticulously hand picked for their artistic and sound qualities and are properly documented with cultural integrity a priority.

 

All Yidaki will come with a community art centre profile and certification.

 

Many of these instruments have cultural significance and represent truly collectable pieces from some of best know traditional craftsmen. Jeremy has chosen some wonderful pieces including some of exhibition/museum quality, including our favourite stick from Yilipirr Wanambi.

 

Check out our new Yidaki collection and buy your Traditional Arnhem Land Yidaki today!!

 

Spirit Gallery Update

Its been a busy few months here at Spirit Gallery and we thought it’s time bring you up to date with what has been happening!!

 

We now have over 200 didgeridoos online. A range of prices, styles and keys to suite beginners right up to the seasoned pro. Reno, quality control, at Spirit Gallery has been on 2 road trips just this year, hand picking didgeridoos for the store. As always the countries top makers have also been making sure there is good supply of their instruments at Spirit Gallery.

 

In the coming weeks we are expecting more didgeridoos from the likes of Adam ( CrookedStixz) Henwood, Tristan O’meara, Marcos Ferrazza and Wix Didgeridoos. A new bunch of Kristian Brenton Didgeridoos and Heartland Didgeridoos are also now online and moving fast.

 

Our long awaited didgeridoo beginners pack should be available in a few weeks and we will soon see the return of some quality traditional Arnhem Land yidaki.

 

On the painting side of things our exclusive gallery artists Rex Winston Walford and Anthony Walker remain extremely popular and have a variety of styles and sizes always available. Both artists are also available for custom orders with quick turnaround times of only 2-4 weeks.

 

We have also taken on some new artists, namely  Fiona Young, Marlene Young, Naomi Price and Raelene Williams. With over 300 paintings online this is the largest selection we have ever had.

 

All didgeridoos and paintings are available online or in store. We have been working hard on making the website as user friendly and easy to navigate as possible and would also like to thank our customers on the feedback they have given us.

 

Some new recording and photographic equipment has also been purchased and we look forward to improving the interactive nature of our online product display, in particular the quality of our didgeridoo recordings. We have almost reached 5000 subscribers on our youtube channel and will continue to add entertaining and educational didgeridoo videos to our channel.

 

As we approach our 10 year anniversary, we would also like to thank our new and loyal customers that have helped Spirit Gallery grow over the years to become the premier destination in Sydney for Aboriginal arts, crafts and didgeridoos. We look forward to many years ahead and will continue to work hard to bring you the best of indigenous arts and crafts in Australia.

 

As always any questions, queries ,feedback, requests ( even strange and odd ones!!)  feel free to drop us an e-mail at info@spiritgallery.com.au or call us on 61 (2) 92475961 and we will do our best to help you.

 

Many thanks

Spirit Gallery Team

 

Wix Stix Didgeridoos Now Available At Spirit Gallery

wix stix didgeridoosIntroducing our newest didgeridoo crafter Bruce Wix of Wix Stix Didgeridoos and what a find it has turned out to be!! High quality perfectly crafted instruments that have impressed even the fussiest of didgeridoo connoisseurs.

 

 

About Wix Stix Didgeridoos  

 

Bruce Wix started making didgeridoos in the mid 1990′s, which quickly became  a passion which he is still pursuing 20 years later. Bruce began playing didgeridoo while travelling up and down the east coast of Cape York on a line fishing boat. Curiosity about the didge and its different qualities got him wanting to explore the intricacies of such an earthy sounding instrument. As a joiner and stair builder Bruce already had extensive timber knowledge and this was an asset in designing and crafting his own unique style of didgeridoos.


Bruce’s didgeridoos are all individually hand carved from Australian eucalyptus timbers, Poplar Box, Silver leaf Iron bark, Black Woolly Butt and Bloodwoods. These timbers are naturally termite hollowed and sourced from indigenous didgeridoo cutter Peter Santo in Queensland, Australia.

 

Bruce seasons his logs by removing the bark and sap wood and letting them dry for 6-12 months, he then shapes the logs and lets them sit for a further period before the final finishing and coating. Bruce prefers a timber mouth piece, so he sleeves most of his didgeridoos. This process allows for a standard size mouth piece and eliminates the need for wax. For this process he uses camphor laurel timber which also has anti-bacterial qualities.   

 

It has taken some time and convincing but Bruce is now ready to showcase Wix Stix to the world and lucky for us he has chosen Spirit Gallery to be his sole Australian retail outlet. It is an absolute honour to have a maker of Bruce’s quality on board and his didgeridoos are already turning heads in the gallery for their immaculate finish, workmanship, attention to detail and playability.

 

Bruce hopes you will enjoy and appreciate this finely crafted instrument as much as he has enjoyed creating it.

 

Buy your Wix Stix Didgeridoo Today!

 

Oilskin Padded Didgeridoo Bags Now Online

Its taken a while but we have finally uploaded our oilskin didgeridoo bags to the website and they are now available for purchase on their own or with your new didgeridoo!

 

DO I NEED A DIDGERIDOO BAG?

 

A didgeridoo bag is a great way to protect and transport your precious didgeridoo. Our didgeridoo bags have been designed by the experienced team here at Spirit Gallery and after dozens of prototypes we think we have come up with the perfect size, shape, length and most comfortable didge bags on the market and not to mention most affordable padded oilskin bags available!!


Made from Australian oilskin by one of Australia’s most reputable oilskin manufacturers these exclusive custom bags are a perfect accompaniment to your valuable didgeridoo.

 

Padded,  Cross Stiched, Internally Lined,  Pocketed, Water Resistant are just some of the many features of these quality didgeridoo bags. DIDGERIDOO BAGS DESIGNED AND MADE BY PLAYERS FOR PLAYERS!

 

Coming in a variety of styles, shapes and sizes. Buy your didgeridoo bag online today

 

Rare Carved Heartland Double Didgeridoo On Its Way To Norway

 

One of the rarest carved double didgeridoos we have seen to date was snapped up by our Norwegian friend Eivind (before we even had a chance to put it on the web!!)  and will proudly be displayed in the Kakadu store in Norway.

 

Eivind is no stranger to unique pieces and has been collecting didgeridoos for a while having also purchased our longest didgeridoo ever at 3.1 metres on his last visit to Australia 18 months ago.

 

Check him out with the latest addition to his collection!

 

Many thanks Eivind!