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 a dazzling design with an Arabic motif on pick guard and a colorful mother of pearl pattern around edge of 3 sound holes. It has a maple body and neck with 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 8" H x 14.25" W
Body/Bowl: 20" L x 8" H x 14.25" W
Body & Neck: The body and neck are maple and have a beautiful shiny finish.
Soundboard: The sound board is spruce and has 3 round sound holes with a colorful mother of pearl pattern around edge. Includes a pick guard at bottom that has a dazzling design with an Arabic motif and 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 ebony 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. Pegs have a small decorative inlay in middle.
Nut: Made from bone. Neck at Nut: 1.5" W; Nut: 1.5" W
Neck at Body Joint: 2.5" W
Bridge: Made from sheesham. Strings at Bridge: 3.25" W Scale Length: 24.25"
Restrictions: For FedEx ground service ONLY. Only valid for the 48 contiguous United States (not valid for shipping to Alaska and Hawaii). Not valid for 3rd party shipping accounts. Promotion code must be used at time of order and cannot be combined with any other offers. Must be from available stock and shipped at one time, to one location by the expiration date. Not valid on prior sales, backorders or future shipments. Shipping will be deducted from any returns. Tax and shipping are not included in minimum purchase. Valid through September 30th, 2014.
Promotion Code: SP1450SH