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What is a 'genuine' didgeridoo?

What is an 'authentic' didgeridoo?

What is a 'traditional' didgeridoo?

What is an 'Aboriginal' didgeridoo?

Aaron from USA Any didgeridoo. A didgeridoo from Australia. A didgeridoo from eucalyptus tree hollowed be termites. A didgeridoo from eucalyptus tree hollowed be termites that is crafted and painted by aboriginals.
Anonymous from Hungary Not false or imitation Made the original way (also synonym for genuine) Good old fashioned didj, not like modern plastics. Owned by the Aboriginal people.
Adisa Lafayette from Canada Made by the Aboriginals people of Australia. Made from the trees of Australia With great sound, from the native wood of Australia. Made by an Aboriginal person
Anonymous One made from the northern Aboriginal people. One that was made from termites boring into wood. Same as genuine Same as above
Alan Tower from USA Means nothing Means nothing From traditional materials but not necessary Aboriginal made Aboriginal made
Anonymous Are didgeridoos only found in northern parts of Australia, from Eucalyptus termite-hollowed branch Is a genuine didj "produced" by Australian Aboriginal people Is a didj naturally produced by termites, harvested and crafted The three definition above?!?
Alex from Canada Genuine means made in australia by an aboriginal or local artist Same as genuine Hand crafted in the same way it has always been done before plastics and modernization A didge made by an aboriginal
Anonymous from Belgium Eucalyptus branch first hollowed by termites, with subsequent finishing if needed, by man. See above (sorry, my english not fluent enough to see difference between genuine and authentic!) Same as above, with finishing and style according to ancient local tradition Same as 3 cases above, the man being aboriginal people
Anonymous from United Kingdom Open to interpretation Open to interpretation Open to interpretation Should be made by indigenous people but what exactly does that mean. Again open to interpretation.
Andrew Castle from USA A bit of wood hollowed through by termites that is played by vibrating the lips while blowing through it. The same bit of wood harvested and finished by a member of the Aboriginal culture A didj made of wood hollowed out naturally, not by power tools, and not made of PVC. Any kind of didgeridoo can be considered "Aboriginal" because Didjes are an aboriginal instrument. As wrong as this sounds, it is often how I see them marketed.
Anonymous A true didgeridoo A real didgeridoo A eucalyptus didgeridoo A eucalyptus didgeridoo
Anonymous from USA An aboriginal-made didgeridoo An aboriginal-made didgeridoo An aboriginal-made didgeridoo An aboriginal-made didgeridoo
Arpad Toth from Hungary Aboriginal made..not by machines Authentic..;)is authentic...means not high tech stuff.. Traditional Didgeridoo is yidaki..means its not contemporary style..:) It should be handmade by an aboriginal like highly respected Burrngupurrngu from arnhem land..of course he or she doesn't need to be so famous
Babs Green from United Arab Emirates Using the word 'genuine' I would expect the item to be made from all original substances and not be cheap copies. If a didgeridoo is classed as 'authentic' then I would think Aborigines would have no qualms playing this instrument or promoting it. As for a 'traditional' didgeridoo I would expect it to be shaped and made in the original aspect of the instrument. I would value an 'Aboriginal' didgeridoo as not only a peace of Australian history, but also an extraordinary peace of art and dedication from the unique culture of the Aborigines
Barney from USA A small tree or branch, from a eucalyptus, hallowed out by termites or ants. To me, it would be the same as above. Again, same as above. Might add - Should be from Australia. OK, now this seems to be a bit more specific. And if I saw the word "Aboriginal" I am expecting that a Aboriginal picked out the hallowed branch/tree. Worked on it to clean it up and then did the art work on it.
Anonymous Traditionally made Made by Aboriginals Made by Aboriginals in the traditional way Wood instrument made from hollow tree
Anonymous Genuine could mean true. Authentic could mean according to the old rules. This is a didge made in a traditional way to be used for ceremonies. A aboriginal didge is a didge made by an aboriginal for a aboriginal in a traditional way according to the rules of a certain tribe, with certain rules of how to make it.
Beverly Byrum from USA What this should mean is the didj is made by an Aboriginal person, using traditional methods and materials. I would use the same definition as above. Again, I would use the same definition as above. One made by an Aboriginal person.
Brandi from USA Its made by Aboriginal people who are native to australia. Means carved and painted by the original people. Traditional to me is not keeping up "with the times". I love that fact that traditional still exist. Made by the original people od australia
Brandon Mccreight from USA One that is made from a skilled crafter not an assembly line. One that is made by someone other than an australian, not to be sold in high quantity One made by an aussie crafter One made by an aboriginal
Brian from USA Made by Australian aborigines in the traditional method from traditional materials (i.e., termite hollowed eucalyptus). Same as above. Same as above. Same as above.
Bridget from USA A branch hollowed out by termites and harvested by aboriginal people in order to be processed, painted (possibly), and sold. A didgeridoo from Australia. A didgeridoo played by an Aboriginal individual. A didgeridoo used in Aboriginal ceremonies.
Brooks from USA A termite hollowed tree. Not sure? A painted didj No sure
Bryce from USA A didgeridoo made by aboriginals but not necessarily in a traditional manner or out of traditional materials. And may not be made for music quality A Didgeridoo that has been made by Aboriginals with traditional materials, in a traditional manner and for a quality sound. A Didgeridoo made by Aboriginals with traditional materials, in a traditional manner and for a quality sound. The instrument would also be used for traditional uses. A didgeridoo that has been built, owned, played and contains the spirit of Aboriginals and there lifestyle
Carl Hirschfeld from USA One that is naturally hollowed out by termites One that is naturally hollowed out by termites A non-man made instrument that is naturally hollowed out by termites I consider all 'genuine' didgeridoos to be 'Aboriginal'
Cary Jackson from USA This label simply means what you are looking at is a didgeridoo, which may or may not have been constructed by Aboriginal people using their process. This label simply means what you are looking at is a didgeridoo, which may or may not have been constructed by Aboriginal people using their process. Similar to actual didgeridoos used by Aboriginal people in the past. An Aboriginal didgeridoo is one found of wood hollowed out by termites and made by Aboriginal people through a process passed down through generations.
Chad from USA One that is harvested and made by Aboriginals. One that is harvested and made by Aboriginals. One that is harvested and made by Aboriginals. One that is harvested and made by Aboriginals.
Anonymous from USA Genuine should mean genuine Means it really is a didgeridoo Traditional should be like the originals Made by the aborigines
Claudio from Italy Could be a didgeridoo from Australia It is a didgeridoo made by an aboriginal man It is a didgeridoo made by aboriginal man and with traditional technique and art. Also in the research of tree and place. It is that aboriginal man made and play for themselves in the ceremonial time
Clint Beedy from USA One made in Australia hollowed by termites One from a aboriginal One from a aboriginal One made by a aboriginal
Anonymous from USA N all real quality sounding didge One made in australia One with aborigine roots One made by aborigines
Colin from United Kingdom A branch or trunk of the Eucalyptus tree that has been hollowed out by termites. Only made from the Australian Eucalyptus Tree and crafted by a Aboriginal person. One that has been crafted in a certain way to give certain experience. A wind instrument crafted and played by an Aboriginal person.
Anonymous from USA Made in Australia by Aboriginals I'm not sure I know the difference from genuine. Perhaps eucalyptus termite hollowed. Made by Aboriginal peoples in the traditional manner.
Cory Gleason from USA One that is harvested One that is harvested by and aboriginal One that is harvested by and aboriginal and made the traditional ways A work of art
Courtney from USA A termite hollowed tree then made into an instrument. In my mind, there is no distinction between 'genuine' and 'authentic.' In general I would be more suspicious of this term. I also think of it being applied to a more 'rustic' instrument as opposed to a concert quality instrument. The same as 'genuine' and 'authentic,' but perhaps placing more emphasis on the origin of the didj in a clan.
Curtis from USA Genuine didgeridoo is one that is marketed as exactly what it is, where it was made, and by who. Authentic didge is one made out of natural materials and still made by hand. Traditional didge is one made from traditional materials such as eucalyptus, hollowed out from the inside, and cut as dead fall. it isn't bored or carved out, and is made with traditional materials and tools Similar to a traditional but made by actual aboriginal peoples, often within their tribes.
Anonymous From the aboriginal people Termite extruded E.... Tree Have no idea Made by Aboriginal people
Dan Soreanu from Israel A real didgeridoo from wood I don't know A real didgeridoo as it was made according to the Aboriginal tradition A didgeridoo that was made by Aborigines
Dan from USA A didge made the traditional way How it is made Drawings and markings on the didge Made directly from the source
Dana from USA My take on the term "Genuine" is that the term can be used to imply that something is authentic - made in a culturally traditional way BY a artisan of that culture, when it an also simply refer to the objects actual function. For example, a cheap or fake didgeridoo still functions (hopefully) as that instrument and could be called a actual didgeridoo despite being a "knockoff". If I purchase something labeled "authentic", ethics require that it be crafted by a person belonging to the named cultural heritage and that the crafting follows any of the actual "hand" traditions of manufacture employed over time by members of the named culture. A "traditional" didgeridoo can by crafted by any artisan - of any culture - using the original techniques of the named culture. I would always ask who the artist was and that individual's cultural affiliations to make sure that the instrument was "authentic" and not a reproduction. There is nothing wrong with reproductions as long as their provenance is freely provided. I would expect that the use of "Aboriginal" refers to the artisan as being an actual Australian Aborigine Clan and not from a non-Australian indigenous group. Being somewhat jaded nowadays, I would ask about the instrument's provenance.
Dani from Spain An eucalypt didj hollowed by termites Each didgeridoo is authentic, isn't? even pvc... A didj made according to the aboriginal traditions A genuine, traditional didgeridoo made by an aboriginal artist
Daniel from United Kingdom Termite hollowed. Termite hollowed, aboriginal made I believe they have a different sound and are less uniform in appearance, and are known as yidakis. A didgeridoo made by and benefitting aboriginals.
Anonymous Genuine didgeridoo, is one didge, that the beginning process until the finish process, is made by aboriginal person, using the genuine techniques! In my opinion, one authentic didge, is one didge with perfects features, including, the wood, the painting, and of course, the sound! In my opinion, a traditional didge is one didge that have the same form, when was manufactured. Aboriginal didgeridoo, is the one that portray the true forms of original didge, and that forward the meaning of aboriginal emotion!
David Jackson from USA Who knows for sure..native wood, processed by none Aboriginal people. Again, who knows for sure..not necessarily produced by Aboriginal but maybe by Australians. Has many components of an Aboriginal didj. Made by termites, harvested by Aboriginals, processed, painted by Aboriginals
David Smith from USA Termite hollowed Termite hollowed, harvested by hand, made by native Aborigines. One made and played by Aborigines Termite hollowed, hand harvested, made and played by an Aborigine.
Anonymous from United Kingdom Made by aboriginal Made by aboriginal Made in traditional way Made by aboriginals
Dawson from USA Was crafted or created in the style originally made by aborigines. Made from the correct materials that didgeridoo's are created from. Was passed down obviously as a "tradition" by aborigines. Created by the natives of Australia.
Deb Middaugh from Canada Made from genuine materials with Aboriginal creators Same as above with this word used Same deal Created and handcrafted by Australian Aboriginal peoples
Anonymous I think a genuine didgeridoo should be.. made from the correct tree branches that the native people would have used, hollowed out by termites and then tuned by cutting the branch to various sizes, then possibly painted. Authentic should mean much as the same above. but made by an aboriginal. Traditional didgeridoo should be painted and hand crafted in the same way that the genuine aboriginal people did. An aboriginal didgeridoo is a musical instrument used to tell a story.
Anonymous from USA Made by the Aboriginal people and made in Australia. Made and crafted by the Aboriginal people of Australia One that is crafted as the ones from many many years ago. One that is crafted by Aboriginal artists
Dodie from Canada An Aboriginal made didgeridoo. Same as above. Made in the same way as the "first" didgeridoos were made. Made by an actual Aboriginal person.
Doug from USA This one strikes me as a weasel wording. Any instrument that can be played as a didj is "genuine", but this says nothing about origin. Closer to implying Aboriginal crafting. Implies a termite-hollowed stick worked by an Aboriginal maker. One made by an aboriginal artist.
Anonymous from Greece Eucalyptus termite hollowed didgeridoo collected by aboriginal people Eucalyptus termite hollowed didgeridoo collected by aboriginal people Genuine didgeridoo that is recommended for playing traditional aboriginal style Genuine didgeridoo with traditional art made of aboriginal people
Eric from USA Termite hollowed wood Made in the ways of the traditional Didjes Made by the culture who first made Didjes I don't understand the differences.
Anonymous from USA This is a didgeridoo made in Australia, by a qualified craftsman who has been taught the proper techniques by older generations. This is a didgeridoo made by an Aborigine using historic construction methods. See 'genuine' An instrument made in Australia using techniques passed down from older generations. See 'genuine' An instrument constructed by an Aborigine using traditional practices. See 'genuine'
Eric from USA I Didgeridoo made of Eucalyptus which has been naturally hollowed out with termites and finished with aboriginal artwork or carving. Grown in Australia, naturally hollowed by termites and carved or finished with native aboriginal artwork. A piece of eucalyptus that has been hollowed out naturally with termites and furnished with a beeswax mouthpiece. Cut and finished by a native aboriginal person.
Erik from USA Termite-eaten. Harvested/made by Aboriginal people? Consistent with past practices. Played/used by Aboriginal people?
Etienne from France Any pipe created for the purpose of being used as a didgeridoo. Whatever the material. A didgeridoo made out of eucalyptus wood hollowed by termites An authentic didgeridoo crafted by aborigines using 'traditional' methods' I see no difference with the 'traditional' didgeridoo
Anonymous from USA Made by Aborigines in whichever style they deem fit. Same as "genuine"; a real aboriginal craft. Refers to the method of harvesting and construction- eucalyptus and termites would be "traditional", split hardwood and power tools would be "modern". In my mind, it's the same as "authentic" and "genuine".
Fernandya from Chile Whit terminations termite hollowed Make for australian aboriginal In eucalypt Make for authentic people aboriginal
Frans Essers from Netherlands From the outback. "harvested" by a native australian From australia. Just a didgeridoo. probably from an other country than australia Owned, painted and played by an Aboriginal
Gavin Brown from United Kingdom A genuine didge is eucalyptus hollowed by termites Same as above Same as above Same as above
Anonymous A termite hollowed piece of wood, then cut and crafted by an Aboriginal person. A termite hollowed piece of wood crafted by someone other than an Aboriginal. A copy. A copy.
Anonymous from USA Termite hollowed Termite hollowed eucalyptus made by Aboriginal peoples Made from the eucalyptus tree. With Aboriginal artwork
Anonymous from Germany It is from another land like Indonesia with own types of painting It looks like an didge from aboriginals. Painting is from the white man or other. Not hollowed by termites. Termite eating but tuned. The most times by australian white people and didjeridou-player. Cutting by aboriginals is possible or by a white man with a claim Complete prepared from aboriginals. Termite eating. Only a little work at the bell is possible. Paintings from aboriginals and also cutting. From a family possible like the family of djalu G.
Anonymous from Germany It' termite hollowed It's from Arnhemland It's made from eucalyptus wood A didj with original Aboriginal artwork
Anonymous from Japan These mean all the same to me. I consider only a didgeridoo harvested and crafted by Aboriginal people to be genuine, authentic, traditional, and Aboriginal. These mean all the same to me. I consider only a didgeridoo harvested and crafted by Aboriginal people to be genuine, authentic, traditional, and Aboriginal. These mean all the same to me. I consider only a didgeridoo harvested and crafted by Aboriginal people to be genuine, authentic, traditional, and Aboriginal. These mean all the same to me. I consider only a didgeridoo harvested and crafted by Aboriginal people to be genuine, authentic, traditional, and Aboriginal.
Anonymous Something that is made of wood and not plastic. Something that has been holed out by termites The wood is Eucalypt One made by the aboriginal people
Jacqueline Leibhardt from USA A didj that can be played. A didj from Australia crafted from termite hollowed eucalyptus. A didj crafted by and used in the ceremonies of Aboriginals. A didj crafted by Aboriginals.
Anonymous from USA One that has been in use. Made trying to use old ways For daily use Reflects the nations as a whole.
Anonymous from USA I honestly think aborigine made didgeridoos are really genuine Probably non-synthetic Not overly decorated or using technology like metronomes A Didgeridoo
Jason from Isle Of Man The real thing!!! The real thing!!! The real thing!!! Should be again the real thing
Jason from New Zealand A didge that is made naturally by termites hollowing out eucalyptus branches and then harvested & painted by aboriginals. A didge that is made naturally by termites hollowing out eucalyptus branches and then harvested & painted by aboriginals. A didge that is made naturally by termites hollowing out eucalyptus branches and then harvested & painted by aboriginals. A didge that is made naturally by termites hollowing out eucalyptus branches and then harvested & painted by aboriginals.
Anonymous Made of eucalypt and hollowed out buy insects. Is there a difference? they all mean the same to me Is there a difference? they all mean the same to me Has art =work done by an aborigine.
Jeremy from USA I think a genuine didgeridoo is a didge made of hard wood and is of decent quality. An authentic didj is one that is made in Australian by the native people One that is made in a traditional way as it has been for many centuries One made by the Aboriginal people of Australia
Jerry from USA Harvested and made in the land of Australia. Harvested, made and decorated in the land of Australia. Harvested, made and decorated in the traditional methods used by Aboriginal people. Harvested, made and decorated in the land of Australia by local Aboriginal people.
Jesse Flores from USA A genuine didj is a branch of a eucalyptus tree that is hollowed out by termites. I don't know I really don't know Huh.......
Jesse from Canada Those created following defined criteria. Those created based on authentic criteria, defined by a didgeridoo 'society'. Those created based on traditional criteria. Those created by a person of Aboriginal status.
Jessica from Brazil It's a didgeridoo made by those who invented. Authentic it's a didgeridoo made for people who has a tradition on making them. I's a didgeridoo that is made for a long time Didgeridoo made and created by aboriginal tribe
Joachim from Belgium Its a didj who is eaten out by termites:) *happy*:) and its made by aboriginals:) AND when the earth would play a song it would be on a didj. Ha!:) (i guess) An aboriginal didj from australia:) *happy* right?:) Eum:s I don't know.. Eucalyptus didj eaten out by termites. termites are some kind of big ants:) *happy*
John Armstrong from USA I believe that a "genuine" didgeridoo should be one produced by an Aboriginal craftsman. An "authentic" didgeridoo should be produced by an Aboriginal craftsman in the style of traditional instruments but not necessarily conforming to "traditional" dimensions, decoration, woods, and means of production. An "authentic" didgeridoo should be produced by an Aboriginal craftsman in the style of traditional instruments and conform to "traditional" dimensions, decoration, woods, and means of production. I believe that an "Aboriginal" didgeridoo should be the same as a "genuine" didgeridoo. It should be one produced by an Aboriginal craftsman.
John from USA Made by an indigenous Aboriginal Licensed by an indigenous Aboriginal Eucalyptus family of woods Make and played by one
John Hucks from USA An instrument that is chosen from native materials of Australia and was used for music and communication. An instrument that is also certified as a genuine instrument. A copy of an genuine instrument, but may be made from hand made materials. An instrument that is made by Aboriginals and not by a company.
John from United Kingdom Eucalypt wood termite bored Eucalypt wood termite bored made in Australia Eucalypt wood termite bored used for Aboriginal ceremonies Eucalypt family wood termite bored made by an aborigine
John from USA Don't know Don't know Don't know Don't know
Jonathan Turton from USA A termite hollowed tree hand picked and cut down Same as above Same as above Yidaki
Anonymous 1) Made from termite hollowed Eucalyptus 2) Made by an Aboriginal Didj maker IN AUSTRALIA 3) Played every day 1) Made from termite hollowed Eucalyptus 2) Made by an Aboriginal Didj maker IN AUSTRALIA 3) Played every day 1) Made from termite hollowed Eucalyptus 2) Made by an Aboriginal Didj maker IN AUSTRALIA 3) Played every day 1) Made from termite hollowed Eucalyptus 2) Made by an Aboriginal Didj maker IN AUSTRALIA 3) Played every day
Anonymous from USA Not exactly sure. Not exactly sure. Not exactly sure. The type of Didgeridoo I know of is what I think a traditional one might be. It's usually a log that's eaten out from the inside by termites into a unique instrument. Not exactly sure.
Anonymous I don't know. I don't know. I don't know. I assume it is only made by aborigines.
Joshua from USA A genuine didge sounds like any didge bought in a gift shop in Oz. Not necessarily aboriginal made at all. Very similar to genuine. You can have an "authentic" didge that you bought at Sydney's airport. Traditional sounds more like a termite hollowed one made from gum trees. "Old school" if you will. An "Aboriginal" didge would be one that is handmade, with or without artwork for the soul purpose of Corroboree (sorry about the spelling) or Aboriginal use. Not for commercial sale.
Julien from France A didgeridoo made of eucalyptus, in Australia, by Aboriginal communities, it must be of good playing quality. It must be made according the traditional ways. It must have all the characteristics of old didges that would be played in aboriginal communities some decades ago. It must have been made by aboriginal people.
Anonymous from Ecuador I think it is an aboriginal art instrument made by native australian people It the one that's made in its native country The one attached to their roots, that means that it follows every traditional process in the way of playing it and also in the way that its built The one used by aboriginal people
Julio Peña from Paraguay A genuine didgeridoo is one that is totally processed by native australian, involved in didgeridoo culture. The same of the last answer. The one that is processed like are the traditional designs. The one that was processed, at least the harvest, by native aboriginal. But not necessarily this native live in didgeridoo traditional culture.
Jusa Keränen from Finland Termite hollowed Aboriginal didgeridoo ABORGINAL AND TERMITE HOLLOWED. Made by the people how are to called as aboriginal.
Karl Craig from Australia A termite created Didgeridoo of Australian origin. A termite created Didgeridoo crafted by true Australian Aboriginals. A Didgeridoo created and crafted as for 'authentic' with the sound required for ceremonies but not used as such. A Didgeridoo created and used by true Australian Aboriginals for their ceremonies.
Keri-lynn from Canada Authentic from nature, carved by nature and found by man. Decorated or "polished" by a person of spirit and education around the didge. Real, honest, pure, Not sure Not sure
Kevin from France Made with eucalyptus and termite:) Made with eucalyptus and termite:) Made with eucalyptus and termite:) a Didgeridoo made by "shaper" in the same way that Aboriginal people Made with eucalyptus and termite:) a didgeridoo made by Aboriginal people as they know to do.
Kim from USA "genuine" means that it is the real thing The real thing The same one that Aboriginal people use The real thing not some piece of junk import
Anonymous Made to be what people know a dig to be? Sounds right? Made using traditional methods? I don't know?
Kristen from USA They are all one of a kind. They are made from the indigenous people of Australia. Sadly, they have survived longer then many of Australia's original inhabitants, people, plants, and animals but they represent what Australia once was. A didgeridoo that is made by decedents of Australia's original people using the same techniques they used.
Anonymous Unico nel suo genere con un suono bello e particolare Creato in eucalipto con le tipiche tecniche aborigene Con le caratteristiche dell'antica arte aborigena A genuine, authentic and traditional didgeridoo
Anonymous from Australia Fair dinkum Has the mark of an individual Didgeridoo maker Traditional didj....used in and for ceremonies Made by an Aboriginal person
Anonymous from Sweden Made in one piece? I don't know. Made the traditional way, with respect for the culture that has born it. I don't know.
Manuel Bayardo from USA Wooden instrument,termite hollow, with a mouthpiece. Made of eucalyptus tree. naturally hollowed out by termites. Made of eucalyptus tree, naturally hollowed out by termites, bee's wax mouth piece. Made of eucalyptus tree, naturally hollowed out by termites, bee's wax mouth piece if any alterations or art work is done, it should be done by aboriginal people.
Mark from USA A didgeridoo made from a termite hollowed branch A didgeridoo in general A didgeridoo made in the traditional manner? A didgeridoo made by an aboriginal
Anonymous from Norway Made from tree hollowed by termites, harvested and prepared by Aboriginal Made from tree hollowed by termites, harvested and prepared by Aboriginal Made from tree hollowed by termites, harvested and prepared by Aboriginal Made from tree hollowed by termites, harvested and prepared by Aboriginal
Anonymous from Denmark One made with the right method, practiced by Aboriginal people. See above A common Didj made out of wood. One made of Aboriginal people, preferably of hollowed wood from termites.
Martina from USA One eaten out by termites. One eaten out by termites Plain wood Handcrafted, painted aboriginal didj
Mathilde from France Genuine Didgeridoos are naturally hollowed out by termites. Made by Aboriginal people Genuine Didgeridoos are naturally hollowed out by termites. Not made by Aboriginal people Genuine Didgeridoos are naturally hollowed out by termites. Not made by Aboriginal people Genuine Didgeridoos are naturally hollowed out by termites. Made by Aboriginal people
Matthew from Italy Having been harvested, painted, hollowed out and sold by an aboriginal. It looks like a genuine didgeridoo. A Didgeridoo used in traditional ceremonies or for specific reasons. It could be traditionally made without the use of power tools. A didgeridoo produced by an aboriginal or used by an aboriginal.
Michael from USA Genuine leads me to infer that it is made in Australia by Australians (Aboriginal peoples, not primarily British and other immigrants) from indigenous Australian materials. Authentic didgeridoo is advertising agency hype. A "traditional" didgeridoo is one with a hole in the middle.... Aboriginal suggests of Aboriginal creation, descent or lineage.
Michael Spring from USA Termite hollowed cypress root, harvested by an indigenous person Same Same- with artwork? Same
Michael from USA One from australia made harvested and made by actual aboriginals. The same thing One made of eucalypt One made by aborigines
Mick Langan from United Kingdom A didgeridoo that can be played. Authentic means the same as genuine. Traditional didgeridoo is a way of playing it Eucalyptus trees hollowed out by termites.
Anonymous from USA To me this means wooden. PVC is not genuine, but is a didgeridoo. Hollowed out by termites, Eucalyptus wood, painted or worked on by aboriginal peoples. See authentic See authentic
Nicholas from France A didge obviously coming from the Aboriginal culture, but not necessary made in an authentic, traditional or aboriginal way, like its material... A termite hollowed didgeridoo, made by an Aboriginal. A termite hollowed didgeridoo, made by an Aboriginal or someone else who was initiated in the traditional way of creating didge A termite hollowed didgeridoo, made by an Aboriginal.
Nolan from USA Not what they should mean but what I think they do mean is a didgeridoo that works and produces a decent sound One that makes good sound, about the same as genuine One made of traditional wood material hollowed by termites One made by an aboriginal
Anonymous Real Made in Australia Old school Don't know
Patrick from USA MADE BY ABORIGINAL PEOPLE PRDUCED BY NATIVE MATERIAL MADE,FOLLOWING THE TRADITIONAL METHOD A WIND INSTRAMENT
Peter from United Kingdom Don,t know Don't know Don't know Don't know
Philip from USA Not very meaningful - probably is supposed to suggest an instrument of Aboriginal construction, but not so strongly as to open the seller to legal problems. Could mean "built in the style of" an Aboriginal-made instrument. Don't know...rather vague isn't it? Seems intended to mean that the instrument is made by Aboriginal people, but could just mean "in the style of..."
Raffaele Giampaolo from Australia A genuine didge is one carved out by termites in the Australian bush. One that has been eaten out by termites and hand painted by Aboriginal people. A traditional didge is one handed down by a member of an aboriginal family or tribe to the next generation player. The traditional YiDaki is one that has been used for traditional and ceremonial music and rituals. It can't be inherited by a non Aboriginal person or by another member of another tribe. That's what Alan told me about Aboriginal culture. One that has been found in the bush by an Aboriginal person and one that has been hand painted by an Aboriginal artist.
Randy from USA Actually used by the aboriginal people Made and sold by the Aboriginal people Made in the normal Aboriginal fashion, but not necessarily by an Aboriginal person. Anything that resembles or plays like a didge, that the maker decides to call an Aboriginal Didgeridoo.
Rebecca Adams from USA A didgeridoo is a wind instrument made (typically of eucalyptus) by the northern aboriginals of Australia. Also called a 'drone pipe'. One made by northern aboriginals of Australia. Presumably, one made using long held practices of the northern aboriginals of Australia. Wouldn't that be an authentic and traditional didgeridoo?
Anonymous from USA Made from traditional materials by traditional craftsperson? One that is authenticated, proven to be genuine One that fits the historical and classical definition- in common use by traditional ethnographic groups. One crafted by Aboriginal craftsman.
Anonymous from USA Genuine seems to usually mean that the didge is from Australia, and probably eucalyptus. It's from Australia, made of eucalyptus, and hollowed by termites. The same as an authentic didj. It's from Australia, made of eucalyptus, hollowed by termites, and made by an Aboriginal person.
Rob from United Kingdom Australian hardwood, termite hollowed, beeswax mouthpiece, finished and decorated by an Aboriginal person. As above. One which is created for use by Aboriginal people rather than created for the tourist market. One which has been finished and decorated by an Aboriginal person.
Roberto Bazzano from Italy It is a piece of wood hollowed by the termites Made in Australia I don't know Made by aborigines
Ron from USA That would be one made of hollowed wood or other natural material Authentic would be one made by an aboriginal artist, made of natural material. Traditional would be one made of termite hollowed eucalyptus wood That would be a traditional didgeridoo completed/painted by an aboriginal artist.
Ros from Australia Being made/created by an Australian Aboriginal. Real timber from the bush and termite hollowed. Made by using termite hollowed timbers, and old methods of finishing the didgeridoo. Crafted by an Australian Aboriginal.
Ross from USA One created in Australia by those familiar with it's history and tradition. Same as above. One created using the natural eucalypt branches in the authentic form. One created by the native people of Australia.
Russ from USA Hand crafted by tribal craftsmen who learned the techniques from their fathers and grandfathers One that is created using the proper techniques Made from a wood that is indigenous to Australia Same as traditional
Russell Chappell from USA A hollowed out eucalyptus tree limb. One made by Aboriginal people. One made by Aboriginal people that is painted. One that is made and played by Aboriginal people.
Ryan from USA Genuine doesn't really mean anything. It's like Homestyle on a can of soup. The word "authentic" when not followed by "Aboriginal" also means very little. However, I would hope people claiming to have authentic didges would be selling eucalypt didges crafted by people of Aboriginal descent. I take traditional didge to mean that it is eucalyptus, made by an Aboriginal person. Although I imagine many sellers just mean that it is eucalyptus. An Aboriginal didge should be a eucalypt yidaki or mago made in NWA by a person of Aboriginal descent and, if decorated, using dot art or other traditional styles.
Anonymous from USA A didj that is harvested by people from N. Aust. that care for the land and the trees. Basically the same as genuine. One that is in the early styles of the original didj players. A didj that comes from N. Aust. from the correct trees and is hollowed out by termites.
Scott from USA One made in a traditional manner from a traditional tree branch. One made in a traditional manner from a traditional tree branch. One made in a traditional manner from a traditional tree branch. One made in a traditional manner from a traditional tree branch.
Sebastian from Germany You have to know, where the didge is coming from, and who's made it You must know, who made it Made by aboriginal people, like they would make it for their own use Made by aboriginal people
Anonymous from Brazil It's the instrument natural hollowed by termites. Is the blow instrument made composed by a hollowed pipe made from a wood, pvc, bamboo or other material with two opened ends. That you play creating a vibration with your lips that produces a drone. Is the instrument made by aboriginal people or the one made to be similar to the aboriginal didj. Is the Yidaki. The didgeridoo made by a aboriginal people that collect the eucalyptus and craft and than paint with the family pattern.
Sevan from Ireland Real stuf Doesn t mean much to me,... should be to commercial Didgeridoo is an old traditional instrument, that means made with respect of the older, made like 10 000 years ago, for ex Made by aboriginal
Shaun Michaels from Australia Any hollow tube that can be played using your breathe and vocals Hand made by a person from natural wood Hand made by an indigenous aboriginal person A wind wood instrument
Shawn from USA A termite hollowed, hand selected, hand built wooden instrument, made from specific varieties of wood and played for ceremonial and ritual practices of a spiritual nature. A Didgeridoo is a cultural icon and symbol of Aboriginal peoples. Made by ABORIGINIES in Australia! NOT in China, Malaysia, Indonesia, etc. Plain wood didj, no deigns, art, etc. One that is truly termite hollowed, specific native variety of Australian wood, hand tuned and finished by Aboriginal peoples. Not made out of scrap woods, drilled out and quickly slapped together by slaves in a foreign sweats shop.
Simon from Germany A didgeridoo made by aboriginal people A didgeridoo made out of eucalyptus wood and hollowed by termites A didgeridoo made by aborigines with traditional tools and paint A didgeridoo made out of eucalyptus which the aborigines use
Anonymous A real Didgeridoo, not imported Made by an aborigine Made the same way they were years ago. One made by an Aborigine
Anonymous from USA A good didgeridoo. A real didgeridoo. A classic didgeridoo The best didgeridoo.
Steven from Canada Made by termite hallowing it out. and made by an aboriginal Made by an aboriginal Long, straight,termite hallowed, decorated and used in ritual and ceremonies Made and played by an aboriginal
Storm from United Kingdom One created from authentic source material by an authentic aboriginal or aboriginal trained craftsman The same as above One created to original Aboriginal design and using the right starting materials, even if not sourced from Aboriginal places, or made by an Aboriginal person. One created by an Aboriginal craftsman from locally sourced material.
Summer from USA I believe a genuine didgeridoo is one made by a true Aboriginal person. Authentic would be a didgeridoo made by someone who may or may not be an Aboriginal but, has the didgeridoo 'inspected' for authenticity. One that is not modern or modified. Not just an Australian didgeridoo but, a true Aboriginal one.
Susan from USA I would think it meant a didj made in Australia, from a termited eucalyptus tree or branch Made by someone who was trained in the method, but might use substitutes for the wood Something modeled after a 'real' didj, but not so. A didj made by a person who is of aboriginal heritage and lifestyle, for use by Aboriginal people.
Taro from USA A Didgeridoo that is actually what the seller claims it to be. A Didgeridoo that is "real" according to aboriginal people A Didgeridoo that maintains the ideals and traditions of aboriginal people A Didgeridoo made by aboriginals
Thomas from France I don't know I don t know I don t know I don t know
Tiago from Portugal For me, 'genuine' just means it's a 'real' didgeridoo, one that was made to be played. It can be made out of any material, in any country by anyone - if it's made to be a didgeridoo, instead of a piece of decoration. I don't like this particular word. I wouldn't use the word 'authentic' in the didgeridoo context. If I had to, maybe I would use it to refer to termite-eaten Australian eucalyptus didgeridoos, even if made by non-aboriginal people, but always explaining clearly what I was referring to. A didgeridoo made by an Aboriginal person, out of indigenous trees, hollowed by termites, with no artwork other than traditional ochre designs (meaning designs with special meaning to the maker and/or his/her tribe), and especially approved by one of their traditional custodians as such. Or, at the very least, approved by an Aboriginal elder to be used in a traditional context. No 'decorative' artwork, made to show off. A didgeridoo made by an Aboriginal person. Aboriginal people are diverse, so this can include 'urbanized' Aboriginals... which means it's an inherently misleading term.
Anonymous from Australia That it is made by an aboriginal person Handcrafted by an aboriginal One that is traditional to their clan A wood instrument used for celebrations, deaths, men's business
Tim from USA Made by Aboriginal people in a traditional manner Made by Aboriginal people Made by Aboriginal people from termite hollow logs See above
Tony Kiser from USA Any thing that can be played as one. this is a tricky word used to mislead people. Same as above Made from termite hollowed euc. Made by the native people of that land
Anonymous from USA One made by indigenous australians - termite hollowed eucalypt Same Same Same
Vladimir from Czech Republic The same as Aboriginal didj, but not necessarily used by Aboriginal people. The shape and size, as well as colours and painting resemble genuine didj, but could be made out by different methods from different type of wood. The shape and size resemble genuine didj. The rest remains open to interpretation - for me on the other side of the globe (anyway). Eucalyptus branch hollowed by the termites and then crafted to manageable size and shape. Then decorated by colours and symbols of Aboriginal people and used by them afterwards.
Anonymous Don't know Don't know Don't know One made my an aborigine
Woody Henderson from USA I think that anything that resembles a didgeridoo can be classified as a didgeridoo. Whether it's a long cardboard tube or a pvc, ceramic or bamboo didgeridoo. However, applying the term "genuine" would mean, to me anyway, that it must be made out of a Eucalyptus branch, hollowed out by termites. And only a branch hollowed out by the special termites (Can't remember what they're called) should be considered genuine. Not a Eucalyptus branch hollowed out by machine, or even by hand. I would think it'd be pretty much the same as my definition for a genuine didgeridoo, only this one would be made exclusively between the termites and an Aboriginal artisan. So, let's say I, an American, take a trip to Australia, find a branch that's been hollowed out, put it through whatever process a didge goes through...it may be a didgeridoo, but it wouldn't be authentic. I'd think that this would exclude anything but Eucalyptus didges. No pvc, ceramic, bamboo. I read somewhere that someone's trying to develop a fibreglass didge, but this would obviously be excluded as well. I don't know what the Aboriginal method is for preparing a didge, or if they have more than one. I would guess that a traditional didgeridoo is one constructed by an Aboriginal, using the age old methods that the tribes have been using for years and years. A eucalyptus branch, hollowed by termites, and finished off by an Aboriginal person. It doesn't come into contact with anyone outside of the Aboriginal culture, and may possibly be used for their secret rituals that I've read that they still hold. Which would mean that women aren't allowed to handle or play the didgeridoo either, wouldn't it?
Yanna from Netherlands Genuine means to me a didgeridoo made by Aboriginals and termites (or the other way around (:) Made by Aboriginals, and painted too. One that was used in evenings of music making and maybe healing. Mane by Aboriginals
Zach Lessley from USA A didgeridoo harvested and produced by an Aboriginal person, everything done traditionally. Same as genuine.. I see no difference A didgeridoo that has been created through the same processes as they were traditionally made, but does not necessarily preclude an aboriginal person making it. Any didgeridoo crafted by an aboriginal person, not necessarily traditionally.
Anonymous Made from a naturally hollowed branch, then honed by hand from an Aboriginal artist. Made from a naturally hollowed branch, then honed by hand from an Aboriginal artist. Made from a naturally hollowed branch, then honed by hand from an Aboriginal artist. Made from a naturally hollowed branch, then honed by hand from an Aboriginal artist.

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