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What is a 'genuine' didgeridoo?

What is an 'authentic' didgeridoo?

What is a 'traditional' didgeridoo?

What is an 'Aboriginal' didgeridoo?

Adrian from Australia One that is from naturally hollowed timber found in the bush. Same as above. Traditionally the didge was from the northern regions of Australia... One made by aborigines
Adrien from France Made of eucalyptus carved by termites I think an authentic is one made by aborigine people Traditionally it is on eucalyptus wood if it is made on other material than wood like bamboo PVC or crystal it is not traditional May be with aboriginal art work on it and made by them
Anonymous from United Kingdom Real hollow trunk Australian Didgeridoo, not defo aboriginal Natural hollow wood Hopefully an authentic, genuine traditional Aboriginal natural hollow wood didgeridoo
Anonymous Termite hollowed Aboriginal made One that is used for ceremonies? Made by and used by?
Alan from USA Snake salesman, on the same level as a used car salesman Used car salesman, the only thing lower is a lawyer Made in the traditional method, e.g. natural termite activity. This sounds like something that a lawyer would say. Should be a didge that is made by the Aboriginal Peoples in Australia
Alasdair from United Kingdom Made with traditional woods in traditional ways As above...eaten out by termites too As ABOVE...old methods...eg termites As above and with decoration added
Alex from New Zealand A genuine didgeridoo, to me would be one made by the means of the original process using termites etc and the correct wood by an aboriginal craftsperson Made by correct process with correct materials by aboriginal craftsperson. An aboriginal didgeridoo made the same way they were made by the aboriginal people before western influences. A didgeridoo made the way the aboriginals made them before western influences by aboriginal people
Anonymous from USA An actual musical instrument rather than a tourist souvenir An actual musical instrument rather than a tourist souvenir A didgeridoo following the specifications of traditionally crafted didgeridoos A didgeridoo crafted by an Aboriginal person
Alexandr from Ukraine Don't know. Don't know. Don't know. Don't know.
Allan Klausen from Denmark Made from eucalyptus trees Made in australia from eucalyptus tree Don't know Build by aboriginals, made with respect to nature
Anonymous from Canada Termite hollowed and aboriginal decorated & made As above I'm not sure Made by an aboriginal
Anonymous Handmade, usable Made the traditional way One that is made from learning it passed from generation to generation A didgeridoo made by a native aboriginal of australia
Anonymous A musical playing device made by the aboriginal Made by the aboriginal people Something that has been passed down from generation to generation A musical playing device
Amber Fauson from USA Any didj. I see how this word could be misleading. I would expect an "authentic" didj to be made by Aboriginal people; but again the word is ambiguous and could be abused by unscrupulous people. Made in the same way as was/is done by traditional Aboriginal peoples, (hand gathered, termite hollowed, etc) Made by Aboriginal people.
Anonymous from East Timor Not very easy to make a distinction between the terms, but... Made according to the real process and with the right materials. Made in a process that involves certain traditional aspects. Made by Aboriginals.
Andre from Canada Hand crafted Didgeridoo for Australia Old fashion way to crafted a Didgeridoo. The wood have waves or curves. Aboriginal crafted the didge
Andrew Oman from USA One that is tipped in wax, made of wood and tuned to produce a certain note One that is made by Aborigines and is part of the history of didgeridoo playing One that is made in the style of a historical didgeridoo, with termite hollowing etc., and has artwork One that is made by Aborigines with all of the above, the highest quality and authenticity
Andy from Canada It's playable, not a wall decoration. A real termite-hollowed didge from Australia. Some ambiguity around inferences to being aboriginal. A) artwork in older aboriginal styling b) a straight-forward didge (eg. only one mouthpiece, as opposed to two) c) termite hollowed vs. machine A termite-hollowed didge made and decorated (if applicable) by an Australian Aboriginal
Angela from USA Made in Australia where it originated. Made in the country by the culture that is represented by it. It's the symbol of the item, not necessarily an authentic item. A beautiful instrument that is made naturally in the Aboriginal area.
Anonymous An original It should be musically capable Nothing fancy Crafted by an aboriginal
Angie Pierce from USA I think it is supposed to mean one that is hollowed out by termites I think it is supposed to mean one that is harvested, and created down the entire line by Aboriginal people I think it's meant to make people think it's used for ceremony. I would hope it means that it was aboriginal collected in cutting permitted areas and cut into pieces and debarked and, and, and
Anonymous Made by Aboriginal person Eucalypt which has been hollowed by termites Using Eucalypt wood Made by Aboriginal tribe
Anthony Kubiak from USA One made by termites and shaped by aboriginal peoples, and that makes fine musical sound One made by termites and shaped by aboriginal peoples, and that makes fine musical sound One made by termites and shaped by aboriginal peoples, and that makes fine musical sound One made by termites and shaped by aboriginal peoples, and that makes fine musical sound
Anonymous A didgeridoo that produces the stereotypical sounds associated with the instrument A didgeridoo similar to the look and style still produced and used by Aboriginals today within their society Produced by hand in the method passed down for generations by the clans Instrument hand made by an Aboriginal clan member
Anonymous Made by aboriginal people Made in australia Made in the same way as aboriginal Didgeridoo, but not by aboriginal people in australia Made up term
Barbara from USA Handmade of termite eaten eucalyptus Harvested and produced by Australian Aboriginal people Made from termite eaten eucalypt, handcrafted by Australian Aboriginal people Produced by Australian Aboriginal people
Anonymous from Australia A real one not a fake one. A real one. The kind that used to be used years ago. An original one.
Benoit Bégin from Canada A didgeridoo made of eucalyptus or bamboo A didgeridoo made of eucalyptus. A didgeridoo made of eucalyptus that as been selected because the center been eaten by termite. A didgeridoo made of eucalyptus that as been selected by an aboriginal person and worked by him.
Betty from USA Don't know Kangaroo Koala bear Don't know
Bob Frenock from USA Made of wood hollowed out by termites. Collected and crafted by Aboriginal people. Not sure. Collected and crafted by Aboriginal people.
Bradley from USA Something, made of natural materials, that behaves like a didgeridoo. Something that looks like an Aboriginal didge. Don't know. One crafted by Aborigines.
Brett Houser from USA A didgeridoo made by an aboriginal Didgeridoo maker and the insects Same as above Same as above Same as above
Brian from USA To me this implies that it is collected from Northern Aus. That it was naturally created by termites, and that it is some form of Eucalyptus. Again, just the same as with "genuine" I would assume this means it's a termite hollowed eucalyptus branch/trunk from N. Aus. This I feel means it is collected/decorated/honed/etc by Aboriginal peoples in a style in line with what has been done throughout their past history. To me this would be the same as "traditional", however, often I've seen this used to imply only those Didj's painted with Aboriginal art.
Anonymous A real playable instrument, although not necessarily made by Aboriginals or in traditional crafting methods. A playable instrument made by Aboriginals. A didgeridoo made using the traditional material using traditional methods. A didgeridoo made by Aboriginals using the traditional material using traditional methods.
Catarina from Portugal A genuine didgeridoo it's the one that comes from the same locations and it's made the same ways that the first didgeridoo was born and made The same The same The same
Cesar Mayoral Figueroa from Mexico A piece made by aboriginal people A piece made by aboriginal people A piece made by aboriginal people A piece made by aboriginal people
Chace Bedford from USA A didgeridoo is a hot piece of wood that had termites poured down its hole and the smegma the termites leave behind melts the remaining wood in order to hollow out the cavity, then it is generally fixed with a bees wax mouth piece to create a perfect seal on the instrument. Even sexier than a genuine didgeridoo. Even sexier than an authentic one... It is in its most primordial state, a whooping stick.
Anonymous A termite hollowed musical instrument used by the aborigines A real musical instrument of the tribes A hand carved musical instrument The ones used by the tribes
Anonymous One that is authentic. Created by an Aboriginal tribe member. One that is genuine. Created by an Aboriginal tribe member. A didgeridoo that has a traditional design or is used during traditional events. Created by an Aboriginal tribe member.
Anonymous from USA Made by the aboriginal people in the way of the early people.. Made by the aboriginal people in the way of the early people. Made by the aboriginal people in the way of the early people. Made by the aboriginal people in the way of the early people.
Anonymous from Australia A termite eaten, hand crafted, wooden, playable didgeridoo A didgeridoo made in Australia, that you can play, is wooden termite eaten and hand crafted A termite eaten, hand crafted, wooden, playable didgeridoo A termite eaten, hand crafted, wooden, playable didgeridoo, made in Australia by an Aboriginal
Chris from United Kingdom One made in australia in the traditional way One made by aboriginal people One that has been eaten out by termites One that is eaten out by termites and the type used in ceremonies by the clan who made it
Chris Thorn from United Kingdom Aboriginal termite eaten, from Australia Aboriginal termite eaten, from Australia Aboriginal termite eaten, from Australia One used and blessed by Aboriginal elders. Termite eaten. It is respected and seen as sacred
Anonymous Real Real Real, made the old way Real, made by Aborigines
Chuck from USA Aboriginal produced Aboriginal produced Any didgeridoo that copies the original style but can be made by none Aboriginal people Made by Aboriginal person
Claude from France Termite holed eucalyptus Australian crafted Australian crafted Australian crafted
Cody from USA One that you can play. Also one that you can play. A didge made in the style of a specific aboriginal tribe. A didge made by an aboriginal person.
Col from Australia One that is made using traditional techniques Made by a traditional and indigenous artist One that is created and painted using traditional techniques An authentic Didgeridoo created by Indigenous people
Anonymous A genuine didgeridoo would be made of native timber Crafted and painted by aboriginals Traditionally hollowed with termites A didgeridoo used for aboriginal purposes.
Anonymous Unknown Unknown Indian Unknown
Corey Olomon from USA Honestly, I have no idea I have no idea I have no idea I have no idea
Anonymous Functional Didgeridoo Functional Didgeridoo Didgeridoo with traditional markings Crafted by Aboriginal artist
Cristian Toaca from Canada It has to be carved by termites and harvested by an aboriginal. It is just a didgeridoo that is harvested of the correct wood, but could be illegally stolen and not even touched by an aboriginal. A hollow log, made from Eucalyptus that is eaten by termites. It is a genuine didgeridoo made by an Aboriginal.
Cynthia Tierra from USA There is no such thing. There is no such thing. It is made from eucalyptus wood in the shape of a long tube. It is made by an Australian Aborigine.
Anonymous An instrument created by using a branch hollowed by ants not man-made machines An instrument crafted by an Aboriginal craftsman A didj without all the crap painted on it to entice tourists. A first class musical instrument
Anonymous One that can make all of the didgeridoo sounds One that is handmade by australians One made from a natural material A didgeridoo made by a knowledgeable aboriginal
Anonymous from USA Carved by termites. From an Aboriginal Tribe Non curved and no bell shape Found, cut, pained, an prepared by an Aboriginal Tribesman/woman.
Anonymous One from Australia, made of termite-hollowed wood (eucalyptus, etc) or indigenous bamboo (yidakis, etc) Same Same, decorated in a traditional manner One made by Aboriginals
Daniel Pollaro from USA Hand crafted from an aboriginalScorpius21@cox.net Same as above Same Same
Daniel from Australia Termite hollowed eucalypt log, harvested in australia, crafted and handpainted by Australians. Same as above however must be crafted and painted by aboriginal people. Same as above but with more traditional decoration (not modern aboriginal art with high gloss finish for example) and in the artistic styles of the traditional areas in Australia where the didge originated. 100% made by Aboriginal people (preferably even sold in a gallery or shop run by Aboriginal people too).
Anonymous from United Kingdom Must be from wood bored by termites. One crafted by aboriginals. One made aboriginals and decorated with tribal or ancestral motifs. Not made for tourists. Same as a traditional one.
Dave from United Kingdom A termite bored tree, cut and tuned by an australian indigenous person Ditto Ditto Ditto
Dave from United Kingdom To be genuine it has to be made in Australia by an Aboriginal of Australian wood It sounds like its traditional, but anyone could be playing it Only aboriginal people can play traditional didgeridoo The original
Anonymous Custom made by an aborigine or someone trained in the art Custom made by an aborigine or someone trained in the art Something that has stood the test of time Custom made by an aborigine
David Carmichael from USA Genuine connotes that it is an actual instrument made by members of its culture of origin. I suspect other suppliers provide a different spin on this term, but it SHOULD mean the same as genuine, traditional and aboriginal I take this to mean the instrument was made in a traditional way... by aboriginal makers using traditional approaches to selection of the wood, traditional decorations, etc. If those makers choose to use some post-contact tools (files perhaps?) that would not, in my mind, disqualify the piece as traditional. Hand crafted by Aboriginal Australian makers from termite hollowed logs
David from USA An instrument that meets the requirements of being a didgeridoo. A didgeridoo that comes from Australia and is made of indigenous materials, such as agave. A didgeridoo that comes from Australia, made from indigenous materials, shaped for traditional playing, and decorated in a way that fits with historical examples. A didgeridoo that is made by the people who are Aboriginal.
David from USA I do not know what these three terms mean. Would love to be educated. Ditto Ditto I would assume it would mean that it was produced by an aboriginal artist.
Anonymous from USA A genuine didgeridoo is one that is a hollowed piece of wood that plays by blowing into it. An authentic didj is one that is made in Australia. A traditional didj is one that is made of wood and hollowed by termites. An Aboriginal didj is one made by the Aborigines.
David from USA One that produces the correct sounds. I have to say this since one of my favorites besides the 2 I bought from you was made of agave in the American Southwest. Authentic could mean genuine or traditional. At this point the question is more semantic than substantial. One made by an Aboriginal in a historically valid style. This would include all Aboriginals, but: should it apply only to groups who used didj's 'originally'--many generations back, as opposed to Aboriginals who have learned about the didj through modern communications? One made by an Aboriginal.
David from USA One made by termites. Same as genuine. One made out of traditional materials, rather than PVC, etc. One with authentic Aboriginal artwork.
Anonymous Hollow tube around 1.5 meters long (not fixed) made specifically to be played as a didgeridoo Eucalyptus hollowed by termites, made in Australia by someone who has learned the tradition As made until contemporary innovations (metal, keyed, slide) Made by the native people of Australia
David Yates from Canada A termite-hollowed branch of a native Australian tree such as eucalyptus. Uh oh, now I'm not sure. I'm very new to this, and I've read a little about the types, but..... ....I don't yet know enough of the history or categorization. Made and played by Aboriginal people? I'm really not sure! I'd love to know more, though! I imagine there would be traditional artwork specific to a tribe or even an individual player.
Dean Archer from United Kingdom Termite eaten didge Aboriginal termite eaten didge Tourist trap One crafted by an Aborigine
Dean from USA Do not know ?do not know ?do not know ?do not know
Debbie from USA ? don't know yet ? don't know yet ? don't know yet ? don't know yet
Anonymous from USA Not sure Not sure Looks like the traditional ones played long ago. Made by an Aboriginal person.
Derek Murphy from USA Hollowed out by termites Made in australia The straight pipe looking didgeridoo Ones with curves and odd shapes
Anonymous from USA Tru, real, from the real makers... From Australia made by skilled craftsman Made on traditional way with traditional design Termite hollowed eucalypt didj, maybe hand painted
Anonymous from France Deco Eucalypt Natural carved Made by aboriginals
Don Martinelli from USA Wood hollowed by termites, made by Australian Aborigines. Wood hollowed by termites, not necessarily made by Australian Aborigines. No opinion on that one, probably the same as "authentic". I would say this would be one that had been used by Australian Aborigines.
Donald Cassel from Us Minor Outlying Islands A specially hand crafted hollow tube made for playing Termite eaten eucalypt One that is painted to look like the aboriginal style ones One that is made by Aboriginal people
Donna Clark from USA A real one. Made like it was used to be made in the original days. Made in the style of the olden days one, but with a more modern mind set. Made by Aborigines
Anonymous Authenic Instrument Made From Original Materials Uses Basic Scale Original Stuff
Douglas from USA A product of the culture A product respectful of the culture A product made in the manner of the culture; using the same or similar techniques See first question
Dustin from USA Semantic differences on these words are so bizarre. I would imagine a 'genuine' didgeridoo would be any hollow tube that you can use to make the sounds of a didj It gets fuzzy as to what you consider the meaning of "didgeridoo" to be, as some say that, since this is not a native word, it describes the class of instruments (hollow tube!). I'd say this is too vague to have any real meaning to me. This is a bit more solid. I'd say a traditional didj is a limb of a eucalyptus tree, hollowed by termites, harvested and tuned and crafted into a musical instrument in the traditional style Same as above, but crafted by actual Australian aboriginals
Eddy from USA Too loose of a term. can be a generic produced instrument Authenticated, can be traced to an artist In the style of or decorated as In the style or decorated as
Edilson Calheiros from Brazil GENUINO DIDIGERIDOO COLLECTED IN SOIL AUTRALIANO EUCALYPTUS AUTENTICO with termites WITH TRADITIONAL CONFECIONES tools now Aborígens ARTIFACTS CUT PAINTED... ONE OF A PARTICULAR ABORIGNE CLA
Edith Hokin from Australia MADE IN AUSTRALIA GENUINE FROM FAMILY TO FAMILY WINDED INSTRUMENT
Elliot from United Kingdom Well I guess if you look at it to be genuine it has to function as a didj, i.e. be playable for example a car isn't a genuine car unless it drives and functions as you would expect a car to! But it can be a car if it made by someone other then the motor car inventor Now this is getting a bit more specific, I guess for authenticity you would need to have more providence then genuine, you would need to be able to prove its history and the fact that this was originally made / played by the creators. Now this one is actually very interesting as from reading your site I would think that, if we where to get very technical about it all the 1st and concert Didjes you sell are not traditional as they undergo "post production" processes, which admittedly improve the performance, but are none traditional, for example changing the way holes are filled and using the different sealers and varnishes. I may be wrong but I believe "traditionally" the products and processes you go through would not have been used when, lets say, Cook arrived. but don't get me wrong I understand why you do this and when I get one I will be going for a 1st or concert. Well I think this would have to be a didj which is used by the aboriginal clans still and would probably not be up for sale as they need them!
Emilian Skrzynecki from Poland Wooden trumpet made from eucal. stem, carved from inside by termites; "final" touch made by Aboriginal artists As above As above As above
Eric from Canada In my opinion a genuine Didgeridoo is made from Eucalyptus hollowed out by termites with bees wax mouthpiece. It should be prepared by an aboriginal Australian. In my opinion a authentic Didgeridoo is made from Eucalyptus hollowed out by termites with bees wax mouthpiece. It should be prepared by an aboriginal Australian. In my opinion a traditional Didgeridoo is made from Eucalyptus hollowed out by termites with bees wax mouthpiece. It should be prepared by an aboriginal Australian. In my opinion an aboriginal Didgeridoo is made from Eucalyptus hollowed out by termites with bees wax mouthpiece. It should be prepared by an aboriginal Australian.
Anonymous from USA A branch off a gum tree that has been hollowed out by insects, then cut, crafted, and perhaps decorated by a knowledgeable Aboriginal crafts-person into a musical instrument, and for use by Aboriginal people. Or, if they feel like selling it to white-fellas, for use by a non-Aboriginal person who enjoys and respects the sounds and traditions of Australia's initial inhabitants. See above. See above. See above
Anonymous from USA One made by an aborigine One made by an aborigine One that is crafted by an aborigine to passed down specifications One made by a native aboriginal group
Anonymous Hollowed out by termites Hand made by someone other ten a aboriginal An instrument that was made by the aboriginals but not used by them An instrument that is made and used by the aboriginals
Erin from USA Not sure.... seems like these should all mean the same thing but they probably don't! I would "hope" that a genuine didge means Eucalypt wood, Naturally hollowed out by termites, made by authentic aboriginal people Eucalypt wood, Naturally hollowed out by termites, made by authentic aboriginal people Eucalypt wood, Naturally hollowed out by termites, made by authentic aboriginal people Eucalypt wood, Naturally hollowed out by termites, made by authentic aboriginal people
Anonymous Hollowed by termites, harvested by hand. Cleaned and decorated by hand Same as above but the work is done by an indigenous Australian. A particular style of didge that has its roots in a particular clan and particular purpose Genuine Australian Aboriginal Didge - made by an Aboriginal.
Anonymous Termites hollowed Hand painted and termites hollowed Hand painted by aboriginals Cut by aboriginals
Anonymous from France Comes from eucalyptus trees hollowed by termites Made by Aboriginals Painted didgeridoo Genuine and authentic
Anonymous from Brazil I think it is didgeridoo made with australian eucalypt. A didgeridoo made by aboriginals. I think it is didgeridoo made with australian eucalypt. The best. The original.
Forest from USA Made from a Eucalyptus tree hollowed by termites. Handmade in every aspect. Made from Eucalyptus tree. Authentic didge made by Aboriginal hands
Anonymous from USA One that works like it's supposed to One that works like it's supposed to, and was made down under. One that works like it's supposed to, and was made like didgeridoos of old One that works like it's supposed to, and was made by an aborigine like the didgeridoos of old.
Garrett from USA A didj made from eucalyptus tree, and undergoing the real process (not PVC piping) Made by aboriginals One used for specific tribal purposes Made by aboriginals
Gary Ahlstrom from USA A distinctive woodwind instrument unique of Aboriginal culture One made in nature without humans A termite hollowed out eucalyptus branch or trunk All the above
Gary from USA One of the earliest known wind instruments, developed by Aboriginal people of Australia. Could mean a number of things. Maybe an didge made in Indonesia(fairly common here in the States by the way) to look and/or sound like one made in Aus. Could also be any number of things. Maybe one that is used in traditional ways such as healing and meditation I guess it would have to be one made by Aboriginal people.
Anonymous from Norway A termite hollowed didgeridoo Made in Australia A didgeridoo traditionally made to follow the traditions of aboriginal people. A didgeridoo traditionally made by Aboriginals to follow the traditions of aboriginal people.
Gerard from Netherlands Didgeridoo means anything which has the sound quality of a didgeridoo Authentic and genuine Didgeridoo mean the same to me; the only 'true' didgeridoos come from aboriginals Authentic and genuine Didgeridoo mean the same to me; the only 'true' didgeridoos come from aboriginals A didgeridoo made in the traditional way, or the way the aboriginals used to make in their tradition A didgeridoo made by an aboriginal
Gina Tines from USA I feel that genuine is a very relative term. Although, I could go as far as to say that all terms are relative. I feel if it is a didgeridoo then it is genuine, and there is not much specific, universal criteria to help narrow down this large generalization. The word 'authentic', while still relative, seems to me to resonate a certain meaning. when I think of an authentic didgeridoo, I think of a didgeridoo from Australian and made by aboriginal people. This does not mean that I feel didgeridoos made elsewhere or by non-aboriginal people are any less 'authentic.' It just means that I feel that this is the first choice I make when neurosemantically filing the term 'authentic didgeridoo.' The answer for 'authentic didgeridoo' applies here as well. The answer for the last two again applies here. I also feel that for this term, it seems that the didgeridoo needs to be made by aboriginal people with no exception to that variable in the making of the didgeridoo.
Anonymous Hollowed out by termites or people Hollowed out by termites or people Hollowed out by termites or people Hollowed out by termites or people
Gordon from Australia A Didgeridoo made from an Australian Hardwood A 'Genuine Didgeridoo' Hollowed out by termites from Northern Australia A 'Authentic didgeridoo' decorated in a style that is culturally sensitive to the Australian nation it represents A 'Traditional Didgeridoo' that has been crafted for use in the Communities that it was crafted for.
Gordon White from USA Created by an individual(s) who acknowledge teaching by an aboriginal maker or acknowledge knowledge acquired from the history of the aboriginal artists. It does not necessarily need to be Australian. Created by an acknowledged aboriginal maker(s). Yidaki, Northeast Arnemland, creative work passed on via generations. A didgeridoo created by indigenous aboriginals.
Graham K. Glover from USA It's made from Eucalyptus wood and is hollowed by termites. It's made from Eucalyptus wood and is hollowed by termites. It's made from Eucalyptus wood and is hollowed by termites. It's made from Eucalyptus wood and is hollowed by termites.
Greg from USA Made in australia by Aboriginal people Same Made by aboriginal people. hollowed out tree branch with bees wax mouthpiece Made by Aboriginal people
Greg from Australia Real, no imitation. Real, no imitation Made exactly like the original didgeridoos One made authentically (materials, process) and by an Aboriginal?
Anonymous Made in the same fashion, style and materials Made by the Aborigines Plain and simple Authentic
Gregory from Canada Not fake Made by aboriginals of historic materials. One made in using historical methods in an historically correct shape with correct art. Made by aboriginals
Hamid from Iran Something like original Don't know Its been made by nature That has art work on it
Hans from Netherlands Original Termite eaten/hollowed didj handmade from eucalyptus wood. (Northern parts Australia) Harvested and produced by Australian Aboriginal people/artist No other materials like the modern didjes (leather PVC etc.) Just traditional eucalyptus wood. A didj with the Aboriginal spirit made whit passion / love / craftsmanship Made by an Aboriginal.
Anonymous from Canada A tree that has been hollowed out to create a musical instrument A genuine didgeridoo that is made by aboriginal people in Australia. A didgeridoo that has been hollowed out by termites. A genuine didgeridoo that is made by aboriginal people in Australia.
Ian from Australia Made by elders No idea No idea No idea
Ian from USA An instrument Handmade by natives. Handmade Made by Natives
Anonymous I would have to say it means originally handcrafted by the Aborigine people Same as genuine I believe this is based on designs and methods of making didgeridoo passed down from generation to generation Indigenous to the Aborigine people
Jacqueline from Belgium Fabrique selon tradition Fabrique selon tradition Fabrique avec materiaux du pays Fabrique par Aborigenes
James from USA A wind instrument made hollowed-out piece of eucalyptus wood. An instrument, like above, but made using traditional methods by Australian aboriginals. Not precisely sure if this answer is correct. Again uncertain, but I imagine the answer is an instrument without modern innovation (i.e., unamplified, not keyed, one drone). Probably something like 'genuine' + 'authentic'.
Anonymous from USA That means nothing to me. its simply a didgeridoo Authentic Aboriginal didgeridoo should mean that is was made by an Aboriginal A didgeridoo that is traditionally used in an Aboriginal tribe A didgeridoo that was made by an Aboriginal tribe
Anonymous from Czech Republic It is didgeridoo crafted by aboriginal artist. And made from eucalypt. It is didgeridoo crafted by aboriginal artist. And made from eucalypt. It is didgeridoo crafted by aboriginal artist. And made from eucalypt. It is didgeridoo crafted by aboriginal artist. And made from eucalypt, which was hollowed by termites
Anonymous It is a didgeridoo vs flute Made by Aboriginal peoples One with a design that matches what is done by Aboriginal peoples The real thing.
Jared from USA Made by original Aboriginals Made by original Aboriginals Made by original Aboriginals Made by original Aboriginals
Javier Miguel from Spain It is a hollowed log of eucalypt made by an Australian craftsman. It is a didgeridoo instrument that has been made by any craftsman. It is a didgeridoo like they used to be. It is a didgeridoo made by Aboriginal people.
Jay from USA Termite hollowed eucalyptus made by a northern Australia aboriginal Termite hollowed eucalyptus but made by a non-aboriginal Authentic musical instrument hand crafted by aboriginal artists and makers from Northern Australia Termite hollowed eucalyptus made by a northern Australia aboriginal
Jay from USA A Didgeridoo that is termite hollowed, harvested naturally by a member of an aboriginal tribe. A Didgeridoo that is termite hollowed, harvested naturally by a member of an aboriginal tribe. A Didgeridoo that is termite hollowed, harvested naturally by a member of an aboriginal tribe. A Didgeridoo that is termite hollowed, harvested naturally by a member of an aboriginal tribe.
Anonymous Not sure, this term could be used in many ways to fool people. Authentic should mean that it is made out of traditional materials and is decorated with Aboriginal art and symbols. Made with traditional materials, made by traditional methods in a traditional setting, etc. Made with traditional materials, made by traditional methods in a traditional setting, etc. by a native Aboriginal person.
Jeff Fullmer from USA Genuine means to me: A didgeridoo which has been concert tested and honed and is made from a high resonance wood. 'Genuine' occupies a vague description of an object and will drive me away from that objects purpose if no meaningful context is also provided. 'Authentic' carries the sense of an instrument which is genuine but also inhabits some gray area of contextual (and in the case of didges cultural) relevance. These questions being answered the final deciding point of 'authentic' rides upon a product which is not a knockoff. 'Authentic' occupies a vague description of an object and will drive me away from that objects purpose if no meaningful context is also provided. Termite Hollowed and containing some functional or depictive relevance to tribal uses. 'Traditional' occupies a vague description of an object and will drive me away from that objects purpose if no meaningful context is also provided. A Didj made by Aboriginal tribe members with Aboriginal artwork and intended for traditional uses. 'Aboriginal' occupies a vague description of an object and will drive me away from that objects purpose if no meaningful context is also provided.
Jeff Mcelwain from USA Made by Aboriginal in traditional fashion Same Same Same
Jenni from Australia Made from the Australian Bush Painted by an Aboriginal Artist Painted by an Aboriginal using traditional techniques Made and painted by an Aboriginal
Jennifer from Australia Made traditionally, even if modern tools are used, by recognised artisans, or by the owner of the didge I believe they should be sourced in the bush and hollowed naturally (by termites). As above! Hmm.. as above! A genuine, authentic and traditional didge? He he.. A didge that has been crafted in accordance to the traditional ways, with respect to traditions.
Jenny from USA One that is made by Aboriginal people. One that can be verified as having been made by Aboriginal people. One that would be used in traditional music / ceremonies. A didgeridoo made / used by Aboriginal people.
Anonymous from USA One that is crafted in the traditions of the culture and by people from that culture. One that has come from the culture that uses this instrument. One styled after the ones that the original culture that used them used. One designed and built by the Aboriginal people using all of their personal beliefs and traditions in the process.
Anonymous from USA Made by Aboriginal artist by natural elements. One that is certified to be real Made by Aboriginal artists using the initials means of making it Made by the descendents of Aboriginals people
Jim from USA Termite hollowed, aboriginal made. Termite hollowed, aboriginal made. Termite hollowed, aboriginal made. Termite hollowed, aboriginal made.
Jim Barrett from Sweden A termite eaten hard wood eucalyptus didgeridoo harvested and crafted (including painting) by Aboriginal people coming from the Western Gulf country of northern Australia (centred on the Arnhem Plateau) A termite eaten eucalyptus didgeridoo harvested and crafted by non-Aboriginal from the central north of Australia. A didgeridoo made according to the traditional methods, which includes finding the hollow branch or trunk and working it into a form that can be played. A 'traditional' didgeridoo can be made by anyone, and I have seen various materials used including dried cactus and birch wood. An 'Aboriginal' didgeridoo is just the reproduction of the form of the didgeridoo by whatever means is as hand. An 'Aboriginal' didgeridoo can be a drilled out piece of timber or even plastic.
Jim from USA I think genuine is meaningless as it could be Aboriginal made, made from agave in the US, made from local woods anywhere or even composites and still be a genuine didgeridoo I think authentic is also meaningless as it could be Aboriginal made, made from agave in the US, made from local woods anywhere or even composites and still be a genuine didgeridoo Traditional means to me that the didgeridoo is at least a copy or resemblance of an Aboriginal didgeridoo, but may or may not be made by Aboriginal peoples. Aboriginal means that the didgeridoo is made by the descendants of native Australians and the didge is made in the traditional way.
Johan Thaens from Belgium Should be coming from australia, made by aboriginals the way they've always made them Sounds stupid Sounds tourist and stupid Sounds the most honest: only the aboriginals have the right to call their didges like that.
John from USA Today it can be form any number of materials from wood to pvc. Today it can be form any number of materials from wood to pvc. One that is made form termite hollowed tree branches. One that is made form termite hollowed tree branches and gathered and finished a true Aboriginal.
John from Ireland Made from eucalypt and termites Hand painted Not made by machine Are they all?
John from United Kingdom Made by aboriginal people to traditional methods As above Made to traditional methods As above
John Robinson from USA It is made of natural materials. A didgeridoo made in Australia by an Aboriginal. Made by termites and finished by human hands. A didge made by an Aboriginal.
Jon from Canada Natural materials, hollowed out by termites Same Same Same
Jonathan from Canada To me, A genuine didgeridoo would be made in the traditional way, with traditional materials by Aboriginal artists. Anything else is a replica. Same as above, to me "Authentic" and "Genuine" are interchangeable words for the same concepts. Traditional didgeridoo would again, be made in the traditional way, with traditional materials created by Aboriginal people. Same as above.
Jonathan Kool from Canada A genuine didgeridoo is one made by a master craftsman who knows how to make the instrument exactly as it was made by the aboriginals. An authentic didgeridoo is a true didgeridoo, not a fake lookalike. Perhaps a traditional didgeridoo is one used by aboriginal cultures during festive and celebratory events. An aboriginal didgeridoo is one from the aboriginal culture. It was made by them and it was sanctified by them.
Anonymous Made by original people Is make exactly like Style is similar to original Made by an aboriginal
Joshua from USA Made in Australia by the aboriginal people A didj that plays like one Nothing fancy just your basic didj Made by the aboriginal people
Judy from USA No clue, still reading the site. No Clue, still reading on the site One that is not decorated? I am assuming one that is handcrafted by an Aboriginal
Julia from USA Not a fake one, an original Would be made by natives A traditional style made by natives A native made didgeridoo
Anonymous I real didgeridoo A didgeridoo made by aborigines I don't know I don't know
Julie from USA A wind instrument. It is sometimes described as a natural wooden trumpet or "drone pipe". Musicologists classify it as an earphone. Made and painted by an Australian Aboriginal. The instrument is traditionally made from Eucalyptus trees which have had their interiors hollowed out by termites or died of other causes. An Australian Aboriginal painted didgeridoo.
Kandelka Koreovit from Australia One that is crafted by Aboriginal hands, but people just use this word as a sales pitch One that is crafted by Aboriginal hands, but people just use this word as a sales pitch One that is crafted by Aboriginal people and comes from a particular home group and country It's a didgeridoo from Australia made by Aboriginal people and it's the ONLY didge as far as I'm concerned
Anonymous Unsure Unsure Unsure Unsure
Karl from Australia A didgeridoo where the eucalypt timber is collected, cleaned, decorated and tested by people from Australian aboriginal tribes, particularly Northern Territory groups. A didgeridoo where the eucalypt timber is collected, cleaned, decorated and tested by people from Australian aboriginal tribes, particularly Northern Territory groups. A didgeridoo where the eucalypt timber is collected, cleaned, decorated and tested by people from Australian aboriginal tribes, particularly Northern Territory groups. A didgeridoo where the eucalypt timber is collected, cleaned, decorated and tested by people from Australian aboriginal tribes, particularly Northern Territory groups.
Anonymous I'm not sure. An instrument is an instrument, so one that is made true to it's sound (definition). An instrument that produces the musical quality of something most people associate as a Didgeridoo. This would be one made by Aboriginals. Made by Aboriginals.
Anonymous Unsure. Unsure. Unsure. Unsure.
Kathleen from USA A real didgeridoo One made in Australia One made in the Australian style using the traditional woods. One made by aboriginal peoples using the same wood that has always been used.
Kathy from USA Made by a real aboriginal tribes person Made from the same materials, by the same tribes people for hundreds of years Used by the tribe, not a plastic substitute Hand crafted, from original tribesmen
Kathy from USA An instrument made in the same way as the Aboriginal people made them. An instrument made by the Aboriginal people. An instrument made in the style of an authentic. Same as authentic.
Keano Martinez from USA I would expect that a genuine didgeridoo is in fact a didgeridoo. I would expect it to be hand crafted and painted by an Aborigine. An authentic didgeridoo is made by an Aborigine in North Australia were it was originally made so many years ago. I would expect a traditional didgeridoo to be created by an Aborigine the way it has been created for thousands of years. A didgeridoo created from would carved by termites and made by an Aborigine.
Keith from USA Semantics.. a didge is effectively the long resonant tube played by blowing on one end. In this instance genuine is very vague. Eucalyptus trunk hollowed by termites and collected in AUS by Aboriginals. Same as authentic, but perhaps hand painted in an Aboriginal style. Same as traditional but the painting (and collecting, tuning etc) is done by An aboriginals hand
Kelly from USA No idea No idea No idea No idea
Ken from USA I don't know I don't know I don't know I don't know
Kent from USA Not sure Not sure Not sure Not sure
Anonymous A real didgeridoo made anywhere but in the original fashion A real didgeridoo made anywhere but in the original fashion A real didgeridoo made in a way it was made hundreds of years ago without being modernized. A didgeridoo made by the Aborigine people
Anonymous from USA One made from natural material. One made from natural material by aboriginal peoples. One manufactured in the age old manner without shortcuts. One made from natural material by aboriginal peoples.
Larry from Canada Made by an Australian Aboriginal Made by an Australian Aboriginal Made by an Australian Aboriginal Made by an Australian Aboriginal
Lars from Sweden A genuine didgeridoo has to be termite hollowed. A didgeridoo harvested, crafted and painted by an Aboriginal Australian. For me a traditional didj has to be termite hollowed eucalyptus and painted in a traditional style. A didj made by an indigenous Aboriginal artist.
Anonymous Made in australia Made in australia Made in australia Made in australia
Laura Larson from USA From AU made by Aboriginals Same thing, made by someone of the land. One that is used to play the style that aboriginals play? One made from a person of the land from a tribe.
Laura from USA Made in Australia. Same. Made with traditional materials. Unsure.
Anonymous from USA Made by natives Made by natives Made in the traditional style Made by aboriginals
Lee from United Kingdom One hollowed by termites As above Perhaps decorated with traditional style aboriginal art One harvested and made by an aboriginal person
Anonymous Made by the aboriginal people Made by the aboriginal people Made in the traditional ways of the aboriginal people, with original tools and methods Repetative...all didgeridoos are aboriginal
Anonymous Real One of a kind Made traditionally Original
Lori from Canada Similar in every way to a hand-crafted didgeridoo but not necessarily hand-crafted A didgeridoo that has been handcrafted by the artist. Made to look and perform like an original but not necessarily hand-crafted. A didgeridoo that is made to look an perform like those made by Aboriginals.
Luca from Italy Probably if it is made by aboriginals It shall be conform to what is said it is, where it comes from, what people has made it ecc. Made following traditional methods Made by aboriginal people
Malcolm Pascoe from Australia A genuine didgeridoo is one hollowed out by termites. An authentic didgeridoo in my opinion is produced by indigenous Australians. A traditional didgeridoo is a termite hollowed didge played by indigenous Australians An Aboriginal didgeridoo often displays totems of the clan or individual and can depict sacred stories, it is used often in ceremonies
Anonymous It's a didgeridoo, but not necessarily made by a 'qualified' individual. Same as above A didgeridoo that is used in a traditional way but not necessarily made by the Aboriginal people. This would be an AUTHENTIC, TRUE didgeridoo - one that is made by the Aboriginal people.
Anonymous from USA Made by an aborigine, using the traditional methods Made by an aborigine, using the traditional methods Made by an aborigine, using the traditional methods Made by an aborigine, using the traditional methods
Mark Bowyer from United Kingdom A didgeridoo made and decorated by an Aboriginal and made from Eucalyptus which has been hollowed out by termites. Genuine, authentic, traditional and Aboriginal should all have this same definition. A didgeridoo made and decorated by an Aboriginal and made from Eucalyptus which has been hollowed out by termites. Genuine, authentic, traditional and Aboriginal should all have this same definition. A didgeridoo made and decorated by an Aboriginal and made from Eucalyptus which has been hollowed out by termites. Genuine, authentic, traditional and Aboriginal should all have this same definition. A didgeridoo made and decorated by an Aboriginal and made from Eucalyptus which has been hollowed out by termites. Genuine, authentic, traditional and Aboriginal should all have this same definition.
Anonymous from United Kingdom One made in Australia by indigenous people in the style of the originals One that originates from Australia Wood, made on the old way Native made, decorated In the tradition of aboriginal people
Mark from Australia A Didge made from australian timber. Termite hollowed didge. Termite hollowed didge,with ochre paintings Didge with aboriginal colours
Mark from Netherlands Made buy aboriginal people. Made from a eucalypt tree, hollowed by termites Made buy aboriginal people. Made from a eucalypt tree, hollowed by termites Made buy aboriginal people. Made from a eucalypt tree, hollowed by termites Made buy aboriginal people. Made from a eucalypt tree, hollowed by termites
Mark Swain from USA One made by aboriginal people One made by Aboriginal people It could be a copy It could be a copy
Anonymous Working Made using traditional methods Made in Australia Made by aborigines
Anonymous One made by an aborigine Made from certified timber I don't know One that is passed down generations
Max from USA Made by Aboriginal people Made by Aboriginal people Made by Aboriginal people Made by Aboriginal people
Mehak from Italy A termite hollowed didgeridoo, made with eucalyptus bark, Termite hollowed A termite hollowed didgeridoo, made with eucalyptus bark, A termite hollowed didgeridoo, made with eucalyptus bark,
Anonymous Original creation By a recognized individual or group One that is made with original methods Made specifically by the Aborigines only
Merl Busenbark from USA I believe it can be genuine and be made in any country I believe if it is authentic it can be made in any country Not made by the natives, or not made in Australia Made by aboriginals
Anonymous Made out of eucalyptus. Termite hollowed. Genuine made in Australia Made the traditional way Made by Aboriginal people
Michael from Canada Made by Aboriginals of genuine Australian materials. Made of natural materials from Australia. Made using traditional materials and of original design and markings. Made by an Aboriginal for local use...not to be resold.
Anonymous Made by the the indigenous Aborigine people Same as genuine Passed down from generation to generation Made by the indigenous Aborigine people
Anonymous A didgeridoo(could be any kind) A didgeridoo)could be any kind) A didgeridoo that is made the same way or with the same materials an aboriginal would make a didgeridoo A didgeridoo that is made by an aboriginal
Anonymous Termite-hollowed Made by Aboriginal people. Made by Aboriginal people. Made by Aboriginal people.
Mik from USA "Genuine" suggests it is made by an Aboriginal artist in the traditional Aboriginal manner. "Authentic" suggest to me the same as "genuine." "Traditional" suggests it is made in a manner similar to genuine/authentic didgeridoos but may not be made by an Aboriginal artist. "Aboriginal" suggests to me the same a "genuine" and "authentic."
Mike Harges from USA A Yidaki made from the termite hollowed branch of a gum tree. One made or harvested by an Aboriginal crafts man The same as above A Yidaki made from the termite hollowed branch of a gum tree. And one made or harvested by an Aboriginal crafts man
Morgan from USA One crafted in the original way. An instrument that conforms to the required specifications. One made in the traditional way. One made by an Aboriginal person.
Anonymous I honestly don't know. I honestly don't know. I honestly don't know. I honestly don't know.
Nikku from Greenland Spiritual music instrument I don't know Spiritual music instrument Is a instrument for male player "penis"
Nuno from Portugal Eatead inside by termites, not cut from a tree and made by aboriginal people. Not cut from a tree and made by aboriginal people. Painted art and made by aboriginal people. Musical, social and healing instrument.
Pam from USA Sound is in close proximity The real thing Basic and unfeathered A look-alike
Paul Murray from Ireland Can be made of different materials and produce the didj sound eg length of down pipe Usually made for decoration or hanging on a wall. One that can have its origins outside australia and be made by different methods, eg I have seen some made in europe by routering the split tree and then regluing One that has its whole origins in australia, ie, tree,tribal craftsman, tribal decorator if needed, tribal player,
Paul from Canada Made in aus, made of eucalyptus Made by aboriginal Artwork by aboriginal All of above
Anonymous A didgeridoo made from traditional materials in in the same fashion that an Aboriginal person would make one. A didgeridoo made in Australia by people that are of Aboriginal heritage or are extremely knowledgeable about them and makes the didgeridoo in a traditional way. A didgeridoo made from traditional materials in the same way that didgeridoos were originally made (by hand, no power tools, etc.) A didgeridoo made from a true Aboriginal person in
Anonymous Hand made by Aborigines Same as above I have no idea A didgeridoo made by aborigines
Anonymous I don't know. I don't know. A Eucalypt wooden stick made in Australia from Aboriginal People. With or without Art painting. I don't know.
Peter from USA The hollow portion is generated by "white ants" or termites eating out the core Same as above Harvested in aboriginal land by traditional means A traditional didgeridoo harvested and played by an aboriginal
Peter from New Zealand A tree stem naturally hollowed out by termites As above An instrument hollowed out by termites & harvested & honed by traditional Aboriginal didgeridoo makers. A Didgeridoo that is harvested, enhanced & painted by Australian Aboriginal people.
Peter Johnsson from Sweden For me it is a didgeridoo hollowed by termites and developed and, if, painted by aborigines. Same as above Same as above Same as above
Randy Cook from USA That it actually is one, in design and function. Much like genuine, more speaking to materials though. Old school, genuine & authentic. mostly old school though. One made by and played by Aborigines...
Ray from Australia Made of wood Hollowed out by termites Hollowed out by termites & finished off by an Aboriginal man Hollowed out by termites & finished off by an Aboriginal man
Remy from France It's a didgeridoo made by an Aboriginal crafter in respect with Aboriginal tradition. I don't think this term means anything. A didgeridoo is always authentic if you can get sounds from it. I don't think this term should be used to describe a didgeridoo made by an Aboriginal crafter. I think a traditional didgeridoo is meant to mean it's made the same way Aboriginal crafter do it, but by an non-Aboriginal crafter. Maybe it's not in respect with the Aboriginal culture. I think this is a genuine didgeridoo owned and played by member(s) of an Aboriginal tribe. It mustn't nor be sold by non Aboriginal people neither be owned by anyone else if not given from its owner.
Reynaldo Brutton Cieza from Peru Is the one made by australian aboriginal elements, carve by termites. Is the one made by an australian aboriginal and carve by termites. Is the one made by hardwood like eucalyptus or sometimes bamboo from australia and carved by termites. Is the one that has cultural significance and purpose.
Rhonda Cross from USA It is a didgeridoo, but can be made of anything by anybody. It is a didgeridoo, but can be made of anything by anybody. Can be made of anything by anyone as long as has the look of a didgeridoo Made by the Aboriginals.
Anonymous from Canada Hand made from pure wood in australia by aboriginals Produced in australia Handmade in the original tradition Made by aboriginals
Anonymous from Australia One created in the traditional manner from traditional materials by traditional craftsmen/women One created in the traditional manner from traditional materials by traditional craftsmen/women A didgeridoo created in the traditional manner from traditional materials by traditional craftsmen/women, decorated with traditional designs One made by Australian Aborigines.
Anonymous To put it simple an amplifier A good copy A didge that was made the same way as it was from previous generations A kick ass instrument lol
Robert from USA Usually made by sticking a eucalyptus branch or root into a termite mount then hand finishing/tuning. One that is made in the traditional way by aboriginal peoples See comment above under 'genuine'. it should be made by a master, or someone highly skilled at the craft. One made by the Aboriginals of Australia.
Robert Heller from USA A didj that is termite hollowed and harvested and finished by an aboriginal family Same as genuine A didj that is a copy and meant to resemble a genuine didj Also a copy perhaps an import made to look like a real didj
Robert from USA Termite-bored didgeridoos that are produced in traditionally-oriented communities in Northern Australia or by makers who travel to Central and Northern Australia to collect the raw materials. Termite-bored didgeridoos that are produced in traditionally-oriented communities in Northern Australia or by makers who travel to Central and Northern Australia to collect the raw materials. Termite-bored didgeridoos that are produced in traditionally-oriented communities in Northern Australia or by makers who travel to Central and Northern Australia to collect the raw materials. A wind instrument developed by Indigenous Australians of northern Australia at least 1,500 years ago.
Robert from Australia Ok collected be aborigines. hollowed by termites. if any artwork done by aborigines. Most probably a fake that hasn't even been touched by an aborigine Where they used to have their ceremonies and play the didgeridoo Is a didgeridoo that is owned by an aboriginal person or has been owned by one
Robert from Japan One approved by Aboriginal people as such. I cannot say. One approved by Aboriginal people as such. I cannot say. One approved and used by Aboriginal people within their culture, directly related to the history of that culture. One approved by Aboriginal people as such. I cannot say.
Robert Pettit from USA Could be any hollow tube. Could be any hollow tube from Oz. Ocra painted, mago type. One harvested and made by the native people.
Anonymous from USA Hollowed out by termites Unkn own Unknown Unknown
Robert from USA Authentic eucalyptus/ termite hollowed wood/ hand painted Authentic eucalyptus/ termite hollowed wood/ hand painted Authentic eucalyptus/ termite hollowed wood/ hand painted Authentic eucalyptus/ termite hollowed wood/ hand painted
Robson Castilho from Brazil Naturally sculpted by Mother Nature Naturally sculpted by Mother Nature Didgeridoo is one of the aboriginal culture An authentic genuine
Rodney Cornelius from USA A didj made by an Aboriginal craftsman. A didj made by an Aboriginal craftsman. A didj made in the traditional Aboriginal manner (i.e. using eucalyptus tree that's been hollowed out by termites). It doesn't have to be made by an Aborigine. A didj made by an Aboriginal craftsman.
Anonymous Un tronco di eucalipto scavato dalle termiti Uno strumento musicale antichissimo e sacro Uno strumento musicale Uno strumento sacro
Ron from USA Termite hollowed eucalyptus branch with a beeswax mouthpiece The above, collected, made and decorated by local Aboriginal artists, preferably obtained from a dealer of the same status. No-frills, made of eucalyptus either burned out our eaten by termites, beeswax mouthpiece as opposed to a customized end, sporting traditional native artwork or none at all. A didj made by Aboriginal artists, not imported.
Anonymous Termite hollowed eucalyptus tree Same as above,but finished by an Australian Aboriginal who is also a proficient didj player Same as above, but will have little or no artwork One that is cut from the bush, tuned and decorated by an Australian Aboriginal
Roseanna Cannaday from USA One made from an aborigine that is original in design One made by an aborigine One made by manufacturing One made like that used by the Aborigines
Rosemary Mclean from USA Made by an Aboriginal is the traditional way they have always been made. Made by an Aboriginal is the traditional way they have always been made. Made by an Aboriginal is the traditional way they have always been made. Made by an Aboriginal is the traditional way --hollowed out by termites--they have always been made.
Roxann from USA A real didgeridoo but, not necessarily made by native Australian aboriginals. A real didgeridoo but, not necessarily made by native Australian aboriginals. A real didgeridoo but, not necessarily made by native Australian aboriginals. I would expect this to be a real didgeridoo made by native Australian aboriginals.
Anonymous Anything Wood Wood and termite hollowed Wood, termite hollowed, cut tuned and finished by an Aboriginal craftsman
Anonymous An instrument that produces sound in the same way that didgeridoos do. An instrument that produces sound in the same way that didgeridoos do. Made with traditional materials Made with traditional materials by Aboriginals.
Anonymous from USA A tube that you can blow in that makes a sound like a didgeridoo. A tube that you can blow in that makes a sound like a didgeridoo. A hollowed out eucalyptus tree crafted into a didgeridoo. A white ant hollowed out eucalyptus tree crafted into a didgeridoo by a traditionally trained Aboriginal artisan.
Anonymous from USA I think a genuine didgeridoo has been made with some set of specifications to make it play and vibrate as a musical instrument. I think an authentic didgeridoo has gone through a qualifying process to authenticate its origins and craftsman ship. I think a traditional didgeridoo has been made using an old style or just by allowing the termites to modify the barrel without much modification. I think an Aboriginal didgeridoo has been made by an Aborigine.
Samuel from USA Any tube (natural or synthetic material) that can be played using traditional didgeridoo methods. Can be made by anybody and anywhere. Must come from Australia and be made by either an Aborigine or someone who has studied or learned from an Aborigine. Must come from hollowed log. Made in Australia by an Aborigine for a specific purpose or ceremony, following tribal guidelines. Termite hollowed only; no fire treatment inside or artificially hollowed out. Any didgeridoo constructed by a member of an Aboriginal tribe. Should have sound and appearance that reflect Aboriginal culture.
Anonymous An instrument to look like it was made by Aboriginal people. An instrument that can be proven to be made by Aboriginal people. A instrument made like the original Aboriginal people made them. An instrument made by Aboriginal people.
Anonymous A didgeridoo that is real and not a replica A didgeridoo that was made by an aborigine A traditional didgeridoo is one that was made long ago An aboriginal didgeridoo is one that was made me aborigines
Sasa from Croatia/Hrvatska It's a real instrument, the one offering versatility and quality. It's a didgeridoo done in a same way and offering the same qualities as a traditional didgeridoo. It's a didgeridoo done by a traditional aboriginal master in a traditional way. The same as traditional.
Anonymous Something into which ones soul can be sent and makes a drone sound. An authentic didgeridoo is one made by Aboriginal artists and used authentically. Traditional didgeridoos are straight and narrow. They have a 35mm hole and make a low drone. An Aboriginal didgeridoo is made by Aborigines people.
Anonymous Hollowed out by termites Made by aboriginal people The instrument is traditionally made from Eucalyptus trees which have had their interiors hollowed out by termites or died of other causes. Made & played by aboriginal people
Anonymous IDK,sorry IDK, sorry IDK, sorry IDK, sorry
Anonymous from USA Genuine meaning the real thing not a cheap copy. Authentic meaning real, made by aboriginal people. Traditional- made the way they have been made throughout history Made by Aboriginal people
Shirley Elmore from USA An real piece of termite eaten wood made into a musical instrument. An original piece made by Aborigines. A piece used by Aborigines in their rituals. A musical instrument made by the Aborigines
Sid from USA A quick answer would be that a 'genuine' didgeridoo would be any instrument that plays and sounds like what people expect a didj to sound like. A didgeridoo made in the traditional way by the Aboriginal people. Made from hollow Eucalyptus Made from hollow Eucalyptus, cut, prepared and painted by the Aboriginal people.
Siegfried from Germany Build in australia by aborigines using traditional methods (woods hollowed out by termites) Synonym to genuine Built elsewhere but like an original Woods sampled slowly one by another, not destroying the nature, building then the didj in slow and high quality way
Anonymous Genuine Authentic Traditional Aboriginal
Simon Clutterbuck from Canada A didge that is made by an Aboriginal from termite hollowed wood native to Australia. A didge that is made by an Aboriginal from termite hollowed wood native to Australia. A didge that is made by an Aboriginal from termite hollowed wood native to Australia. A didge that is made by an Aboriginal from termite hollowed wood native to Australia.
Anonymous from United Kingdom An instrument completed by and Aboriginal Australian using a termite hollowed eucalyptus branch. I would say not much different from a genuine didge Likewise. Ditto
Stephan from USA Misnomer suggesting an aboriginal wind instrument Suggests aboriginal craftsperson Termite bored Produced by aboriginal people
Anonymous I think this is a loosely used term that means it's made to look like a genuine one. Same here. And here. An honestly authentic one.
Steve Meek from USA A didge that has been eaten out by termites A authentic didge is one from where it is natively made like that, the place where it happens naturally A traditional didge I think is the average type that comes out of the woods that similar to others of its nature I think a aboriginal didge is one that has been picked up on the walk about and played for the song making of the night and has been change or used by aboriginal and put art work on
Steve Timms from United Kingdom Eucalypt termite eaten made in Australia Eucalypt termite eaten made in Australia Eucalypt termite eaten made in Australia Eucalypt termite eaten made in Australia
Anonymous from USA Hand made by Aborigines Hand made by Aborigines Hand made by Aborigines Hand made by Aborigines
Anonymous A real didgeridoo made from real wood Made in Australia Just like the original ones Made by Aboriginal people of Australia, in Australia
Suzanne Flusche from USA Termite hollowed Made by Aboriginal people Wind instrument made from termite -hollowed eucalyptus branch, painted by Aboriginal people Didgeridoo made and painted by Aboriginal people
Anonymous Could be anything resembling a didgeridoo Coming from australia, hollowed out by termites Made by aboriginals.? traditional painting? Definitely made/painted by aboriginals
Takisha from USA The item is made in that location There are not that many available The original version A stick
Anonymous Not counterfeit Not being copied Passed down from generations Native
Anonymous A thing that's called genuine is original, without modifications on the way its made. An authentic thing is something that is unique, is something that wasn't seen before. Something that is traditional comes trough the years, passed generation to generation. In the case os the traditional didgeridoo is an instrument that is cultural, passed by only that kind of aboriginal people. Aboriginal means something that is "roots" something old and strong, cultivated by aboriginal people.
Anonymous Don't know Don't know Don't know Don't know
Anonymous One crafted by one of the aboriginal peoples of Australia out of termite-hollowed wood. One that has been authenticated to be a genuine aboriginal didj. One that is used for its intended purpose rather than just for show. One crafted or used by an aboriginal citizen of Australia.
Anonymous from USA What your company sells. Made of eucalyptus, and hollowed out by termites. Same as authentic? Ones made by the natives of Australia, out of traditional eucalyptus.
Anonymous from Switzerland To be honest I have no clue To be honest I have no clue To be honest I have no clue To be honest I have no clue
Thomas from Australia One that is made by in Australia, by a black or white man. Made from eucalyptus. One that is made by in Australia, by a aboriginal. Made from eucalyptus. Painted with authentic meanings Traditional is a broad term - it could be anything from a completely aboriginal made and painted didge - to a Chinese made bamboo import. Both will have underlying didge concepts. One that is made by in Australia, by a aboriginal man. Made from eucalyptus, and will be used within their appropriate tribes. Can be used in traditional ceremonies.
Tiago Francisquinho from Portugal Is an instrument made by termites.. Is an instrument made by termites, and craft by a good wood worker I think.. It's an instrument made by termites, craft by an aboriginal Elder, and use by the costumes of his Tribe. Is the world oldest wind instrument, made by aboriginal people, with mother earth help, like a Yidaki or a Mago.
Anonymous Genuine in my mind should be one which is termite chewed...natural hollowing....be made of eucalyptus and from Australia. Authentic should be one which is found in the wilds, and art worked with a message or meaning by an Aborigine. (maybe found in the wilds is going too far...but those are the authentic didjes surely) A traditional didj may be one which is used for a certain Aboriginal tradition, because of its pitch or simply mean it is of classic style- say straight rather the bell end....or it could simply mean the type of eucalyptus which is used. Tricky!! An Aboriginal didj would be one made by an Aborigine
Timothy from USA One that is made in Australia. One that is copy of a real Aboriginal didgeridoo. Could be made anywhere. One that is made by Aboriginal Australians. One that is made by Aboriginal Australians,hollowed by termites finished by hand with traditional hand tools and materials.
Todd from Canada To me something genuine is exactly what you need in an instrument, it'll get the job done Made using authentic means of craftsmanship Made according to specs of aboriginal style but not made by themselves Decorated by aboriginal art,perhaps hand picked by the natives, tested and approved
Anonymous Handmade Local Old style One made by Aboriginal people
Victor from Netherlands Made in Australia out of the original materials Same as genuine Made in Australia out of genuine materials in the traditional way Traditional but certified to be created by an Aboriginal
Anonymous Just the instrument made from eucalyptus Just the instrument Made from eucalyptus crafted by aboriginals artists A traditional one
Warner Recabaren from USA Anything could be construed as 'genuine' - needs more words as tho what's genuine about it. Anything could be construed as 'authentic' - needs more words as tho what's authentic about it. An instrument made by the traditional makers in the traditional ways. An instrument made exclusively by Aboriginal people.
Anonymous from Canada A Didgeridoo that is hand tuned by craftsmen who know how they should sound One made by aboriginal craftsmen in Australia One made by aboriginal craftsmen in Australia with traditional methods and materials One made by aboriginal craftsmen in Australia
Anonymous from Netherlands Made by Australian Aboriginal people Made by Australian Aboriginal people Made by Australian Aboriginal people Made by Australian Aboriginal people

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