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.
Gorgeous Hard Case for Oud covered with white thick wool from the inside with a carbon fiber aspect. It is very light and fits most of Arabic ouds.... Learn More
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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 composed mainly of Mahogony and Walnut. A padded case and a reeshe ( plectrum) will be delivered with the oud.... Learn More
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Apprentice Turkish Oud. This oud is made of Dark Walnut and Padauk woods and the sound is very bright.
This oud an apprentice model from Syria made by Syrian oudmaker Bashar Halabi. This model is made of Walnut and Mahogony woods from Damascus, it has a deep sound with the typical Syrian sound. Notice that even if the sound of the oud is good, finishing of this model is similar of old Arab ouds with untreated woods.... Learn More
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Kiffa Oud is a special edition oud composed mainly of Padauk wood with ebony fingerboard and pegs. It is a very good model for any player who wants good quality at a reduced price. This oud is delivered with a padded bag and a reeshe.