Oud, Egyptian Unadorned 11 Strings with Nylon Gig Bag (Item Code: OUDX-AN). This well made oud, with stave construction and bracing under the soundboard, is very simple in decorations. The three oval sound holes are rimmed in plain wood inlays, and the soundboard is finished. There are twelve ebony pegs and eleven strings in five courses of two each and one single (six nylon, five silver plated copper wound over multi-filament nylon core). The bridge is free floating. The nut to bridge measures approximately 25 inches. The classic teardrop shaped body. Over all dimensions are approximately 32 x 14 x 8 inches. Includes nylon gig bag and pick.
Suggested Turkish Oud tunings in the Arabic style D, G, A, D, G, C. We recommend the Roosebeck Arabic Oud String Set Code: RBSOUDA.
SPECIAL NOTE; No Warranty on Strings: Whether you purchase an instrument on-line or in a neighborhood store, manufacturers recommend that you change the strings on your instrument as soon as you receive it. Your instrument has completed a long journey to your home. During this time the strings WILL oxidize and this may shorten their life expectancy and may reduce their sound quality. On occasion instruments may arrive with a broken string, therefore, it is recommended that you purchase a replacement set of strings and consider changing your strings as soon as it arrives. Learning to change strings should be the first lesson learned when embarking on the journey of playing a new instrument.