Turkish oud with classic tear-drop shape and bowl bottom. The Turkish oud is played in traditional Turkish and Mediterranean music and is known for producing a powerful, resonating sound. This model features a sheesham wooden body and neck with a beautiful matt finish.
Please note: The decorations can vary from those photographed.
Accessories Included: Soft padded gig bag, pick and owner's guide
Important Specifications: Item overall: 30" L x 7" H x 13.75" W Body/Bowl: 18.5" L x 7" H x 13.75" W Body: sheesham staves; mustache; inlay Neck: sheesham Soundboard: The soundboard is unfinished spruce and has 3 round sound holes with geometric inlay around the holes. Strings: There are 3 courses of 2 strings @ nylon and 2 courses of 2 metal wound; 1 course of 1 metal wound, making a total of 11 strings. Tuning: Suggested Turkish oud tunings (from low to high): E, A, B, e, a, d and C#, F#, B, e, a, d Tuning Pegs/Levers: 11 made out of sheesham Nut: Made from bone. Neck at Nut: 1.5" W; Nut: 2.1250" W Neck at Body Joint: 2.1250" W Bridge: sheesham mustashe with lacewood top; Strings at Bridge: 3.1250" W Scale Length: 22.25"
Actual instrument weight is approximately 2.05 lbs.
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.