Egyptian oud with classic tear drop shape and bowl bottom that has 11 nylon strings and fixed hardwood bridge. The body and neck are made from walnut and padauk (red) wood and have a stunning shiny finish. Its soundboard is made from spruce wood and it has one oval shaped sound hole with a wooden decoration on edge. There is also a wooden pick guard at bottom to help prevent scratching sound board. The decorations can vary from those photographed. This item includes a nylon gig bag, owner's guide and pick. There are multiple tuning options for instrument, but we recommend using the Arabic method: DGADGC. This oud has a range of more than 3 octaves.
The oud is the main instrument of Arabic music and is popular throughout the Middle East. It means "piece of wood" in Arabic.
Body/Bowl: 20 inches in length, 13.5 inches in width and 7.5 inches in height