I bought a duduk

Posted on Friday, November 3, 2006

The joys of ebay - my newly ordered duduk has arrived. It's beautiful-looking and has a very distinctive smell (it's made from apricot wood).

The reed seems enourmous in comparison to a clarinet reed - very long and very fat. It came with two of them - the first one seemed to go a bit wide after I ran the tap over it (as instructed in the helpful e-manual that came with it).

First impressions are that it's a bit of a bugger to play, much harder than a clarinet, more like an oboe. But I love the untempered tuning - I'll try to put an excerpt up here once I've practiced a bit!

The duduk (pronounced [duˈduk]) is a traditional woodwind instrument popular in the Caucasus region. It is of Armenian origins. More from the wikipedia article on duduks


nicholas commenting on I bought a duduk:
Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 17:38

Did you say you bought this from ebay..im realy concerned about buying from there as i heard there are a lot of fake souvenir duduks being sold ..I am after a duduk but realy dont know where to buy one from that is cheap enough and the real thing

David Bruce commenting on I bought a duduk:
Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 17:58

Hi nicholas - yes but this was back in 2006, and I don't know if the same seller is still on ebay.


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