Mid-East Turkish Oud W/ Gig Bag - Walnut
Turkish style 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 lacewood body and walnut neck with a beautiful satin finish.
Please note: The decorations can vary from those photographed.
Accessories Included: Soft padded gig bag, oud pick and owner's guide
Item overall: 33" L x 7.75" H x 13.75" W
Body/Bowl: 19" L x 7.75" H x 13.75" W
Body: walnut and lacewood; 23 staves
Neck: Lacewood with walnut finger-board
Soundboard: The sound board is unfinished spruce and has 3 round sound holes with goatskin rosettes.
Strings: There are 11 strings; 6 courses - Nylon and wound strings.
Course 1-3 Nylon and course 4-6 wound strings.
Tuning: Suggested Turkish oud tunings (from low to high): E2,A3,B3,E3,A4,D4/E2,F#2,B3,E3,A4,D4
Tuning Pegs/Levers: 11 pegs made out of satinwood
Nut: Made from bone. Neck at Nut: 1.5" W; Nut: 2.1250" W
Neck at Body Joint: 2.1250" W
Bridge: walnut mustashe with lacewood top Strings at Bridge: 3.1250" W
Scale Length: 23"
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.