Mid-East Arabic Oud W/ Gig Bag - Walnut
Six course oud with classic tear drop shape and bowl bottom. It includes 7 wound nylon strings and 4 rectified nylon strings, as well as a fixed walnut bridge. The body and neck are made from walnut and the bowl has white pinstripes in between each wooden stave. The neck and tuning pegs are also made out of walnut. Its soundboard is made out of spruce wood and has three round shaped sound holes, one larger one in the center and two smaller ones below on the sides. There is also a walnut pick guard at bottom to help prevent scratching sound board when playing. The decorations can vary from those photographed. This oud contains a great selection of woods and wonderful craftsmanship. There are multiple tuning options for instrument, but we recommend using the Arabic method: DGADGC. This oud has a range of more than 3 octaves. Accessories include a gig bag, oud pick and Owner's Guide. The oud is the main instrument of Arabic music and is popular throughout the Middle East.
Body/Bowl: 20.25 inches in length, 7.25 inches in width and 13.75 inches in height
Neck at Nut: 1.6250 inches in width
Neck at Body Joint: 2.25 inches in width
Nut: 1.6250 inches in width, made from bone
Strings at the Nut: 1.25 inches in width
Strings at Bridge: 3.12 inches in width
Scale Length: 24.25 inches
*12 satinwood tuning pegs/levers
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.
"-1(S)" product has minor blemishes and "-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.
For safety during shipping, the manufacturer don't tune the instruments before sending them to customers.