Sons de l'orient - Sounds of Orient

Skip to Main Content »

You're currently on:

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.

Items 1 to 10 of 36 total

per page
Page:
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4

Set Descending Direction
  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.

    ... Learn More
  2. Regular Price: $321.05

    Special Price $287.50


    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.

    ... Learn More
  3. $321.05


    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, Padauk and Sheesham woods, and its finish is very good. A padded case and 3 reeshe (plectrum) are delivered with the oud.

    ... Learn More
  4. $321.05

    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. A padded case and 3 reeshe (plectrum) are delivered with the oud.

    ... Learn More
  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 Walnut, Padauk and Oak woods. A padded bag and a 3 reeshe (plectrum) are delivered with the oud.

    ... Learn More
  6. $359.38

    Matar 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 Mahogany woods, fingerboard and pegs are made of Walnut. This oud is delivered with a padded bag and 3 reeshe.

    ... Learn More
  7. $359.38

    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 of Sheesham wood, and its finish is very good. A padded case and 3 reeshe (plectrum) are delivered with the oud.

    ... Learn More
  8. $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.

    ... Learn More
  9. $373.75

    Civilli oud comes from the new collection of Egyptian manufacturer Gawharet El Fan. This oud is a very good quality/price instrument with Ebony pegs. The bowl is composed of Padouk and Oak woods, fingerboard is made of Rosewood. This oud is delivered with a padded bag and 3 reeshe.

    ... Learn More
  10. $373.75

    Zaurak oud comes from the new collection of Egyptian manufacturer Gawharet El Fan. This oud is a very good quality/price instrument with Ebony pegs. It is composed of Mahogany and Oak woods with a beautiful art design in the center rib. This oud is delivered with a padded bag and 3 reeshe.

    ... Learn More

Items 1 to 10 of 36 total

per page
Page:
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4

Set Descending Direction