Electric Frame Oud Hourglass with Gig Bag - Black
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Handcrafted in Cairo, Egypt, this oud embodies what happens when the East meets the West. This 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 finish is a catalyzed polyurethane. The neck and body are pine and the fingerboard is hardwood.
There are 12 geared tuners, 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 this 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 in our OUDH case, but case is not included with item.
Nylon gig bag
Item Overall: 33.75 inches in length, 5 inches in height and 14.5 inches in width
Body/Bowl: 20 inches in length, 3 inches in height and 14.5 inches in width
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 inches in width
Scale Length: 24 inches
Actual instrument weight is approximately 4.55 lbs.
Made in Egypt.
SPECIAL NOTE - No Warranty on Strings:
Manufacturers recommend that you change the strings on your instrument as soon as you receive it. During the long journey to your home the elements affect the strings and may shorten their life expectancy and reduce their sound quality. On occasion, a string may fail during this trip; therefore, it is recommended that you purchase a replacement set of strings and consider changing them as soon as possible. Learning to change strings should be the first lesson learned when embarking on the journey of playing a new instrument.