BLEMISHED: Egyptian oud with classic tear drop shape and bowl bottom. The oud is one of the most popular instruments in Arabic music and known for producing a powerful, resonating sound. This model features pretty carvings in sound holes. The body and neck are made of padouk and mahogany wood and have a beautiful shiny finish.
Please note: The decorations can vary from those photographed.
Accessories Included: Nylon gig bag and pick
Item overall: 33" L x 9.5" H x 14.5" W
Body/Bowl: 21" L x 9.5" H x 14.5" W
Body & Neck: The body and neck are made of padouk and mahogany wood and have a beautiful shiny finish. There is also an intricate design on bowl of oud with mother of pearl inserts.
Soundboard: The sound board is spruce and has 3 round sound holes with a decorative pattern around edge. Includes a sheesham pick guard at bottom that is used to prevent players from scratching the sound board.
Tuning: There are 2 strings per course, each tuned to the same pitch. We recommend using the Arabic method of tuning: DGADGC (D2,G2,A2,D3,G3,C4). The range is from D2 to C5.
Tuning Pegs/Levers: There are 12 sheesham pegs and 6 courses of strings, however, the maker of this oud only installs 11 strings. It is very popular in Cairo to play with only 11 strings; only one on the bass or 6th course.
Nut: Made from cattle-bone. Neck at Nut: 1.5" W; Nut: 1.5" W
Neck at Body Joint: 2.5" W
Bridge: Made from mahogany wood. Strings at Bridge: 3.5" W
Scale Length: 24"