Armenian Professional quality DUDUK made from Apricot Wood in the key range A, H, B, C, D, F, G in Hard case with 2 professional reeds.
It is great instrument (Concert Grade) for professional level musician, also can be excellent instrument for beginners who want to enter the world of Ancient Armenian Music World.
Handcrafted by famous professional craftsmen Narek Mkrtchyan.
The instrument stamped with a master’s logo and there is a key engraving.
What will you get:
1. One Apricot Wood Duduk
2. Two different professional reeds
3. Hard Case
4. Playing instruction in English
Plus unexpected gift….:)
About Armenian Duduk
The Duduk is a cylindrical instrument made of apricot wood and in typically 28, 33, or 40 cm in length. It has 8 or 9 holes and 1 thumbhole which provide a range of slightly more than one octave. The double reed, also known as ramish or yegheg in Armenian is typically 9-14 cm in length. It is surrounded by a thin flexible wood binding that slides along the length of the reed. This binding used for tuning the duduk as it controls the opening/ closing of the reed. The reed itself grows plentifully along the Arax River in Armenia.
The sound of the duduk is warm, soft and has a slightly velvety nasal timbre, characterized lyricism, emotion and expressiveness.
While other countries may use the wood from other fruit and/or nut trees when making their instruments (often plum and walnut in Georgia, for example…), in Armenia, the best wood for making duduks found to be from the apricot tree. It has come to be preferred over the years for its unique ability to resonate a sound that is unique to the Armenian duduk.
All of the other variations of the instrument found in other countries have a very reed-like, strongly nasal sound, whereas the Armenian duduk specifically developed to produce a warm, soft tone, which is closer to a voice than to a reed.