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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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    Very good Turkish Oud made in Izmir and designed for kids or a small person. This oud is made of Mahogany and Maple woods, top is made of cedar and fingerboard is made of Ebony. Oud delivered with a bag and 3 reeshe (plectrum).

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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 Padauk wood with 3 Wenge ribs. A padded case and 3 reeshe (plectrum) will be delivered with the oud.

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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 Walnut. A padded case and 3 reeshe ( plectrum)  will be delivered with the oud.

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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 Oak wood. A padded case and 3 reeshe (plectrum)  will be delivered with the oud.

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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 beautiful with a Sycamore/Walnut bowl. A padded case and 3 reeshe (plectrum) are delivered with the oud.

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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 beautiful with a Mahogony wood bowl. A padded case and 3 reeshe (plectrum) are delivered with the oud.

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    Plejona oud comes from the new collection of Egyptian manufacturer Gawharet El Fan. This oud is a very good quality/price instrument and is very beautiful with its matte finish. The bowl is made of Matte Walnut wood and the top is made of Spruce. This oud is delivered with a padded bag and 3 reeshe.

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    Apprentice Turkish Oud. This oud is made of Dark Walnut and butterfly woods and the sound is very bright. 

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    Apprentice Turkish Oud. This oud is made of Mahogany with Maple end ribs and the sound is very bright. 

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    Satona oud comes from the new collection of Egyptian manufacturer Gawharet El Fan. This oud is a very good quality/price instrument. It is composed of Padauk and Walnut woods, fingerboard is made of padauk and pegs of walnut. This oud is delivered with a padded bag and 3 reeshe.

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