This 14-string Egyptian style Arabic oud features a body constructed of alternating dark rosewood and light lacewood. The spruce soundboard has three sound holes each with an intricate design around the edge. The fingerboard, nut, bridge, pegbox and pegs are all rosewood.
There are no frets. The scale length is 620 mm. The oud weighs 2.3 lbs. and the weight with the included hard case is 11.2 lb.
Length of body to nut 8"
Width @ body 2 1/2"
Width @ nut 1 7/8"
Made in Pakistan.
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.