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 black stained and mahogany 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 black stained and mahogany veneer with a shiny finish.
Neck: Alternating black stained and mahogany veneer with a shiny finish 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.
This product is shipped from our warehouse in Melbourne, FL, USA.
This product can only be shipped to a United States address.
This product is brand new and includes the manufacturer's warranty, so you can buy with confidence.
What is BLEMISHED?
Product codes ending in "-1(S)" or "-2(S)" are blemished. These products are new and unused with superficial blemishes that may include, blisters in the finish, scratches, dents, stains, discoloration, rust or pitting on metals, imperfect glazes, non-structural repairs such as putty in nail holes, or other surface marks. A "-1(S)" product has minor blemishes and a "-2(S)" product has moderate blemishes and/or minor repairs. The irregularity does not affect the playability or sound quality of the instrument. Product codes ending in "-3(S)" and "-4(S)" are also new and unused, but came to manufacturer needing repairs. If it's a "-3(S)," the product has been repaired, but if it's a "-4(S)," it will still require significant repairs when received by the customer. Product codes ending in "PROP" are unable to be played and are for display purposes only.
SPECIAL NOTE ON STRINGS: There is no warranty on strings. Manufacturers recommend that you change the strings on your instrument as soon as you receive it. Your instrument has completed a long journey before it ever begins the final leg to your home. During this time the elements affect the strings and may shorten their lifespan. It occasionally happens that a string will fail during that final leg of the journey. Therefore, it is recommended that you purchase a replacement set of strings and consider changing your strings soon after it arrives. If you are a student you may want to change your strings every 3-4 months. If you are a rock star you may need to change your strings every week. If you store your instrument, you should consider changing the strings when you pick it up again.
Please note: For safety during shipping, the manufacturer don't tune the instruments before sending to customers.
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