Handcrafted in Cairo, Egypt, this oud embodies what happens when the East meets the West. The model features a Soho Piezo ceramic pickup with a 4-band equalizer with volume control and low battery indicator. The scale length is approximately 600 mm. The wood frame has catalyzed polyurethane finish. The neck and body are pine and the finger board is hard wood. There are 12 tuning pegs, 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. There are multiple tuning options for instrument, but we recommend using the Arabic method: D2, G2, A2, D3, G3, C4 (low to high). This oud has a range of a little more than 3 octaves. Oud will fit our OUDH case, but case is not included with item.
Accessories Included: Nylon gig bag Pick
Item Overall: 33.5 inches in length, 14.5 inches in width and 7.5 inches in height Body/Bowl: 20.5 inches in length, 14.5 inches in width and 2.5 inches in height Neck at Nut: 1.5 inches in width Neck at Body Joint: 2.25 inches in width Nut: 1.5 inches in width, natural bone Strings at the Nut: 1.25 inches in width Strings at Bridge: 3.25 inches in width Scale Length: 24 inches *Fretless