This page explores our Agave Didgeridoo production process. To shop our current didgeridoo inventory, visit the “Available Products” page.
As a lightweight alternative to Hardwood Didgeridoos, we also produce instruments using the bloom stalks of the agave cactus. Two subspecies of agave (A. havardiana; A. neomexicana) grow high in the Davis Mountains of West Texas and provide ideal stalks for didgeridoo craft. Annually we visit the region to collect materials we need, seeking out stalks that have already spread their agave seed and are not yet home to desert dwelling creatures.
The stalks — known in Texas as Century Plants — grow to considerable height, are conical in shape and develop a lightweight but dense, woody bark; features we prize when seeking out new materials to produce our instruments. While the sounds of agave didgeridoos do not precisely replicate those of the Yolngu Aboriginal yidaki, the lightweight quality of agave is appealing to traveling musicians uninterested in shouldering the weight of hardwood instruments. When finished, agave’s wood grain is supremely visually attractive; reds, golds, and browns bespeaking the colors of our West Texas deserts.
The agave didgeridoo production process varies substantially to that required for hardwood instruments. Still, we believe this process to reliably generate high quality instruments that feature characteristics sought after by leading didgeridoo performers and art collectors. Explore the photo gallery below to learn more about how we craft our agave didgeridoos:
Though our finishes are impact and blemish resistant, we encourage our clients to follow our suggestions for protecting and maintaining your didgeridoo. To learn more about didgeridoo production, please visit our Resources page and explore our Blog articles.