BLEMISHED: Egyptian oud with classic tear drop shape and bowl bottom that has 11 nylon strings and adjustable rosewood bridge. The body and neck are made from mahogany and walnut and have a stunning shiny finish and it has 12 ebony tuning pegs. Its soundboard is made from spruce wood and it has three oval shaped sound holes, 1 under strings and 2 on the sides. Each sound hole has a darker rosewood border around edge. Soundboard also includes pick guard to prevent scratching instrument. 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: 20.5 inches in length, 14.25 inches in width and 14.375 inches in height Neck at Nut: 1.5 inches in width