Six course oud with classic tear drop shape and bowl bottom. It includes 7 wound nylon strings and 4 rectified nylon strings, as well as a fixed sheesham bridge. The body and neck are made from sheesham and the bowl has white pinstripes in between each wooden stave. The neck and tuning pegs are also made out of sheesham. Its soundboard is made out of spruce wood and has three round shaped sound holes, one larger one in the center and two smaller ones below on the sides. There is also a sheesham pick guard at bottom to help prevent scratching sound board when playing. The decorations can vary from those photographed. This oud contains a great selection of woods and wonderful craftsmanship. There are multiple tuning options for instrument, but we recommend using the Arabic method: DGADGC. This oud has a range of more than 3 octaves. Accessories include a gig bag and Owner's Guide. The oud is the main instrument of Arabic music and is popular throughout the Middle East.
Body/Bowl: 20.25 inches in length, 7.25 inches in width and 13.75 inches in height
Neck at Nut: 1.6250 inches in width
Neck at Body Joint: 2.25 inches in width
Nut: 1.6250 inches in width, made from bone
Strings at the Nut: 1.25 inches in width
Strings at Bridge: 3.12 inches in width
Scale Length: 24.25 inches
*12 sheesham tuning pegs/levers
SPECIAL NOTE ON STRINGS:
There is no warranty on strings. Manufacturers recommend that you change the strings on your instrument as soon as you receive it. Your instrument has completed a long journey before it ever begins the final leg to your home. During this time the elements affect the strings and may shorten their lifespan. It occasionally happens that a string will fail during that final leg of the journey. Therefore, it is recommended that you purchase a replacement set of strings and consider changing your strings soon after it arrives. If you are a student you may want to change your strings every 3-4 months. If you are a rock star you may need to change your strings every week. If you store your instrument, you should consider changing the strings when you pick it up again.
Item Weight: 2.75 lbs.
Item Weight with Case: 4.85 lbs.
Item Length: 32.5 Inches
Item Height: 7.5 Inches
Item Width: 13.75 Inches
Packed Weight: 12 lbs.
Ship Weight: 41 lbs.
Ship Length: 37 Inches
Ship Height: 13 Inches
Ship Width: 19 Inches