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 Post subject: New Member, Old Magos
PostPosted: 10.08.2017, 21:47 
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Hi, all there!
I'm Norbert from Austria near Vienna and I'm new here, but a long-standing player and collector of fine, authentic magos. So I love that natural ochre painting, mostly seen before 2000 but I think, it's harder to find today! I don't know why, but the touch of an old mago is more intimate for me. If I find one sometimes, I always try to get more information about it.
Now after a longer period, I've found one with rarrk painted yams on one side and a snake on the other side (see pics). Unfortunately I only know the year of manual production,..... it was the year 1996, purchased from a Community-Member. The former buyer did'nt know any details, because he took it as a souvenir.
At this time I think I've seen similar Magos like this, but there were also a lot of artists painting yams and snakes like Lefthand George, England Bangala,....and so on! So, I may ask you for
your help by identifying this didgeridoo!? Maybe there will be light!
The pictures are not really great, but the mago is on the way to me. Better pics will follow!

Thx a lot forward!
Norbert


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 Post subject: Re: New Member, Old Magos
PostPosted: 15.08.2017, 12:52 
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Nice stick, Norbert!

It's hard to attribute an instrument like that to any one maker as it's adorned with generic West Arnhem Land/Stone Country motifs. Either way, it certainly is beautiful. How does it play?

Kyle


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 Post subject: Re: New Member, Old Magos
PostPosted: 16.08.2017, 21:06 
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Hi Kyle!
Thanks so much for your comment!
I'll make a soundfile next time! The sound of the stick is rough and actually bare-knuckled direct. Possibly it's that typically Ironwood-Feeling? You surely know that, after trying out the Basic Sound, not really one of the trusted and learnt rythm patterns are working adequate.
It's crazy, but for all that there's no reason! It seems to me as I've unlearnt playing Didgeridoo? Anyway, this mago forces me to play only the Basic-Drone!? I know that sounds
trippy but nevertheless that' s the impression.
But the costs of 100€ because of a photo are ok, so I must be pleased!

Thx again, Norbert


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 Post subject: Re: New Member, Old Magos
PostPosted: 17.08.2017, 11:56 
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Hi Norbert

Nice looking stick indeed. How does the bore look like? Is the instrument very thick-walled?

Cheers
Christian


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 Post subject: Re: New Member, Old Magos
PostPosted: 17.08.2017, 18:53 
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Hi again!
Yes Chris, unfortunately the mago is thick-walled, to much wood inside! The external diameter on top is 5cm/1,97inch and till the end it continue to rise up to 7cm/2,76inch.
And the bore only goes from 2cm/0,79inch to 4cm/1,57inch. (natural bore)
I don't really know if I should drill out such an old mago!?
Better not....right?


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