BLEMISHED: 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 walnut and padouk wooden body and neck with a beautiful shiny finish.
Please note: The decorations can vary from those photographed.
Accessories Included: Soft case lightly padded, pick and owner's guide
Item overall: 32" L x 8" H x 14.5" W
Body/Bowl: 19" L x 7.5" H x 14.5" W
Body: 21 staves of walnut and padouk veneer featuring alternating red and brown colors with a shiny finish.
Neck: Alternating red and brown walnut and padouk veneer covering a spruce core with a mahogany fingerboard.
Soundboard: The sound board is spruce and has 3 round sound holes with a beautiful lace wood rosette carving covering each one. Includes a black painted wooden pick guard at bottom to help prevent scratching the sound board.
Strings: There are 5 courses of 2 strings and 1 single string, making a total of 11 strings.String width from left to right: (Lowest) .035," .035," .027," .027," .025," .025," .030," .030," .025," .025" (Highest). We recommend the following Roosebeck Turkish oud string set as replacement strings: RBSOUDT
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: There are 11 wooden pegs and 5 courses of strings. Nut: Made from cattle-bone. Neck at Nut: 1.5" W; Nut: 1.5" W
Neck at Body Joint: 2.25" W
Bridge: Black painted beech wood. Strings at Bridge: 3.25" W
Scale Length: 22.5"
Mid-East is a family owned and operated musical instrument maker based in Melbourne, Florida. Mid-East designs and creates handcrafted, historic, and ethnic instruments from rich cultures all around the world. Instruments such as the harp, sitar, bodhran, oud, doumbek, ukulele, and dulcimer are but a few of the instruments we make easily accessible to musicians and enthusiasts worldwide.