BLEMISHED: Egyptian oud with classic tear drop shape and bowl bottom that has 11 nylon strings and fixed bridge painted black. The body and neck are made from dark mahogany and beech wood and have a stunning shiny finish. Its soundboard is made from spruce wood and it has 3 oval shaped sound holes, 1 under strings and 2 on the sides. Each sound hole is decorated with a pretty mother of pearl and ebony geometric design around edge. There is also a wooden pick guard at bottom to help prevent scratching the sound board. The decorations can vary from those photographed. This item includes a nylon gig bag, pick and owner's guide. There are multiple tuning options for instrument, but we recommend using the Arabic method: DGADGC. This oud has a range of 3 octaves.
The oud is the main instrument of Arabic music and is a popular instrument throughout the Middle East. It means ‰ÛÒpiece of wood" in Arabic.
Body/Bowl: 19.5 inches in length, 14.5 inches in width and 8 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, made from natural bone
Scale Length: 24 inches
*12 rosewood tuning Pegs/levers
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