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Maintenance
All our didgeridoos are made from eucalypt trees and are naturally hollowed out by termites. Although our instruments undergo a special treatment to enhance their durability, they still are subject to climate changes and should at all times be treated with care like all wood instruments. Below are a few do´s and don´ts to help you increase the lifespan of your didgeridoo.
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Handle your didgeridoo with care and try not to let it fall. However, we advise you if possible to keep the didgeridoo in a horizontal position and to cover the mouthpiece to prevent continuous air circulation affecting the instrument. A mouthpiece protector can also prevent damage if a didgeridoo should fall.

Do not leave your didgeridoo exposed to the sun for too long as this can cause the instrument to rapidly heat up. You should try to keep it away from direct sunlight preferably by storing it in a textile didgebag and keep it in the shade. If you are in a cold environment, keep in mind that when playing your didgeridoo should warm up slowly and cool off slowly afterwards. Don´t take your instrument out in a cold atmosphere after playing, let it cool down first and place it in a blanket or a padded didgebag. At all times avoid any drastic changes in temperature.

Try to avoid storing your didgeridoo in a centrally heated or air-conditioned environment as this will cause excessive drying out and possible cracking. During playing, your breath will not only warm up the instrument but will also moisturize its inner column. This can result in mould or fungus appearing in the didgeridoo, especially when you store your didgeridoo in an airtight plastic didgebag or wrapping. Also avoid leaving your didgeridoo in the rain or any other humid conditions for long periods.

If cracks or other damage should appear on your didgeridoo, refer to our online repair guide. For further questions about the treatment of your didgeridoo, please contact us.

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