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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. Regular Price: $321.05

    Special Price $277.92


    This oud comes from the latest collection of Egyptian manufacturer Gawharet El Fan, it's a 3/4 size, ideal for women and children. This musical instrument is composed mainly of Mohogany wood. A padded bag and a 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 composed mainly of Sheesham and Padauk woods. 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 composed mainly of Walnut and Mahogany woods. A padded case and 3 reeshe (plectrum)  will be delivered with the oud.

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    This oud comes from the latest collection of Egyptian manufacturer Gawharet El Fan, it's a 3/4 size, ideal for women and children with Ebony pegs. This musical instrument is composed mainly of Walnut, Padauk and Oak woods. A padded bag and a 3 reeshe (plectrum) are delivered with the oud.

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  5. $321.05

    This oud comes from the latest collection of Egyptian manufacturer Gawharet El Fan, it's a 3/4 size, ideal for women and children with Ebony pegs. This musical instrument is composed mainly of Padauk and Oak woods. A padded bag and a 3 reeshe (plectrum) are delivered with the oud.

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  6. $335.42

    This oud is a good apprentice model from Turkey. This musical instrument is a good value for all players loving the brilliance of Turkish ouds, its bowl is composed of Walnut and Sycamore, its table is spruce with Ebony short touch (Mihrab). Delivered with a bag and 3 reeshe.

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  7. $335.42

    This oud is a good apprentice model from Turkey. This musical instrument is a good value for all players loving the brilliance of Turkish ouds, its bowl is composed of Walnut and Sycamore, its table is spruce with Ebony short touch (Mihrab). Delivered with a bag and 3 reeshe.

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  8. $359.38


    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 Sheesham wood, fingerboard and pegs are made of Walnut. This oud is delivered with a padded bag and 3 reeshe.

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  9. $373.75

    This amazing electric 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 Mahogany wood painted in black and its finish is very good.

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  10. Regular Price: $469.58

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    This Om Kalthum oud v2 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 amazing wood rosettes with the name of her famous songs.

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