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Oud

The Oud is a pear-shaped stringed instrument commonly used in Arabic, Greek, Turkish, Persian, Jewish, Byzantine, Armenian, North African (Chaabi, Classical, and Spanish Andalusian), Somali and Middle Eastern music. Construction of the oud is similar to that of the lute.

Modern-day ouds fall into two categories: Arabic and Turkish. This distinction is not based solely on geography since Turkish ouds can also be found in Greece and occasionally other parts of the Mediterranean, whereas Arabic ouds can be found in various locations all over the Arab world. The Arabic ouds, such as the Iraqi oud, Egyptian oud and Syrian oud, are normally grouped under the term 'Arabic oud' because of their similarities.

Arabic ouds are normally larger than their Turkish counterpart, producing a fuller, deeper sound, whereas the sound of the Turkish oud is brighter and cleaner, not least because the Turkish oud is tuned one whole step higher than the Arabic. Turkish ouds tend to be more lightly constructed than Arabic with an unfinished sound board, lower string action and with string courses placed closer together. Arabic ouds have a scale length of between 61cm and 62cm in comparison to the 58.5cm scale length for Turkish.

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  1. $329.42


    This oud was directly made and imported from Egypt and it comes from of the latest collection of Egyptian manufacturer Gawharet El Fan. This musical instrument is beautiful with a Sycamore/Walnut bowl. A padded case and 3 reeshe (plectrum) are delivered with the oud.

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    This Adhara oud is a tribute to the great Egyptian singer Om Kalthoum. The bowl is completely covered with mother of pearl with Om Kalthum face. "Om Kalthum" is also written in Arabic on the fingerboard. Top is made of Spruce with beautiful wood rosettes.

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  3. $452.33

    This oud comes directly from Egypt and was created by renowned craftsman Hamodi 20 years ago. This model has a very deep tone, the bowl is made of Padauk and Mahogany and the soundboard is made of Spruce. 

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  4. $526.08

    Very good Turkish Oud made in Izmir. This oud is made of Wenge wood, top is made of spruce and pegs are made of Ebony. 
    The sound of the oud is very bright with a lot of reverb. 

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  5. $540.83

    Yada oud belongs to the new Black Series collection of Egyptian ouds. This musical instrument is very good, the bowl is made of Padauk and Sycamore woods with a Rosewood soundboard and Ebony pegs and fingerboard. Oud delivered with a padded bag and 3 reeshes.

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  6. $580.17


    Tsolma oud belongs to the collection of  luxury Egyptian Gawharet El Fan's manufacturer. This musical instrument is very good, the bowl is made of Wenge wood with a spruce soundboard and Ebony pegs and fingerboard. Oud delivered with a padded bag and 3 reeshes.

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  7. $580.17

    Gamma oud belongs to the new collection of Egyptian ouds. This musical instrument is excellent, the bowl is made of Maple wood with a Spruce soundboard and Ebony pegs and fingerboard. Oud delivered with a padded bag and 3 reeshes.

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  8. $973.50


    This amazing oud is made of Padauk wood, and it has a very soft and deep sound, the soundboard is European spruce, fingerboard and pegs are made of ebony. Oud delivered with a padded softcase and 3 reeshe.

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  9. $1,032.50


    This amazing oud is made of very old Sheeham, the top is made of Spruce with mother of pearl inlays on the rosettes and a mother of pearl filet. The sound is pure and dark, very responsive with an amazing playability and a great after risha feeling.

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  10. $1,071.83


    This oud is made of Sheesham wood. The sound is very rich and deep, the soundboard is European spruce with Ebony fingerboard and Rosewood pegs. Oud delivered with a padded case and 3 reeshe.

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