The Spirit Gallery team has just returned from our annual didgeridoo road trip. Visiting the countries top craftsmen and bringing you the best Eucalyptus termite hollowed music quality didgeridoos on the planet!
Our journey began with a visit to Brad Hagelstein. Brad was nice enough to part with a couple of monsters including a very very deep 2.6 metres double drone F# didge. Stay tuned and in the meantime check out the pics of Brad’s workshop.
Next stop was the jungles of Wilsons Creek NSW to find Tristan Omeara. Finding Tristan’s well hidden workshop is always a challenge as street signs disappear and one must navigate with hand written instructions and if you get lost forget about using the mobile phone as reception is almost non-existent. We finally arrived at Tristan’s picking the cream of what he had including our favourite a long perfect tapered A/Low G#. We also picked up some more affordable epoxy re-works from Tristan. Once again hand picked by the Spirit Gallery team to bring you the best quality.
Next Stop Byron Bay and a visit to the CrookedStixz setup. A nice bunch of about a dozen Crookedstixz didgeridoos will be uploaded this week and coming very soon will be the launch of the CrookedStixz two pieces. These two piece didges are out of this world, with one Adam calls “Lord A” the absolute standout.
We also visited the YiDaChi hemp didgeridoo factory where we choose the 4 primo instruments in F, E, C# and C to complement our collection of D’s. Online very soon. Our hemp didges have all been hand picked and we can confidently say they are the best collection in this country and best priced.
It was then off the Queensland where we source our Ironbark didgeridoos. Out of a collection of 150 we gathered the best 30-40 for our store, including some painted Ironbarks from local Aboriginal artists Leony Roser and Karl Hardy.
On our final leg we stopped to visit Tynon from Heartland Didgeridoos picking up our long awaited shipment of quality Heartland didgeridoos. Spirit Gallery is blessed to be the exclusive Australian retail outlet for Heartland didgeridoos with some of the rarest and unique Eucalyptus didgeridoos on the planet with Tynon’s best work always coming our way.
Did we miss anybody?? YES. Kristian Benton was away during our visit but not to worry as he will be making us a personal visit in a few weeks with some new sticks!!
So what does that mean for our loyal customers. Australia’s best didges from our best makers, all had picked, only at Spirit Gallery. The only didge store that goes that extra mile !! We don’t muck around with 99cm squeaky high G’s and pretend they are quality instruments or perfect beginners didgeridoos- we will leave that for the souvenir stores.
We genuinely source the countries top instruments, whether it be from our best makers or from the more affordable range. We also don’t “hide” our makers and love to share their stories, photos, videos and didgeridoo journey with our customers . Our makers are not just our business partners but our close friends. This is what sets us apart from other stores and why we have developed such a following among didgeridoo players and why Australia’s top makers have chosen Spirit Gallery to showcase their didgeridoos
We have already uploaded about half of these didges with another 50-60 to be uploaded in next couple of weeks
Other interesting developments-
-We have received our first Omeara opal series didgeridoo. It doesn’t get much better than this!!
-More Bruce Rogers didgeridoos on the way
-An exciting new indigenous crafter Leon Sutherland will be joining the Spirit Gallery didgeridoo collection. We don’t take on many new makers and are quite fussy when we do so!! So we are very pleased that Leon has ticked all the boxes for us.
-We will be showcasing instruments from Adam ” CrookedSrtixz” Henwood’s apprentice, Marcos Ferrazza. As Adams says ” he is the gun”. More info soon
-Yes we know we have promised and we will eventually get our high quality yet affordable custom designed oil skin bags online in the next few weeks
-And as usual many more affordable hand painted and natural finish didgeridoos coming your way
It’s a didgeridoo feast here at Spirit Gallery and we should have over 200 didges online by the end of the month. The largest and finest didgeridoo collection in the universe!!…BY FAR
Come and visit us in Sydney and see the Spirit Gallery difference or check out our awesome didgeridoo collection online
Have a questions?Not Sure? Need some help? Call us or e-mail and we are more than happy to help
Spirit Gallery Team