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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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    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.

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

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    Vega Oud is an Egyptian oud with Mahogany bowl. It is a very good model for any player who wants a good quality oud at reduced price. This oud is delivered with a padded bag and 3 reeshes.

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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, Mahogony and Walnut woods. 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 has a bowl composed of Walnut and Mahogany woods. A padded case and 3 reeshe ( plectrum)  will be delivered with the oud.

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

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  7. $348.38

    This oud is an electro acoustic instrument with a flat reduced back and guitar mechanic wrenchs. This oud is a very good quality/price instrument, it composed of Mahogany wood, fingerboard and pegs are made of walnut. This oud is delivered with a padded bag and 3 reeshe.

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    This oud is an electro acoustic instrument with a flat reduced back. This oud is a very good quality/price instrument, it composed of Mahogany wood, fingerboard and pegs are made of walnut. This oud is delivered with a padded bag and 3 reeshe.

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  9. $404.12

    This oud is an exclusivity of Sons de l'Orient. It is an electro acoustic instrument with a special unique reduced bowl for an optimal acoustic sound. This oud is a very good quality/price instrument, it composed of Sycamore and Wenge woods, fingerboard and pegs are made of walnut.This oud is delivered with a padded bag and a reeshe.

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  10. $404.12

    This oud is an exclusivity of Sons de l'Orient. It is an electro acoustic instrument with a special unique reduced bowl for an optimal acoustic sound. This oud is a very good quality/price instrument, it composed mainly of Ebony wood, fingerboard and pegs are made of walnut.This oud is delivered with a padded bag and a reeshe.

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