Turkish oud with classic tear drop shape and bowl bottom. The Turkish oud is played in traditional Turkish and Mediterranean music and is known for producing a powerful, resonating sound. This model features a black stained and mahogany wooden body and neck with a beautiful shiny finish.
Please note: The decorations can vary from those photographed.
Accessories Included: Soft case lightly padded, pick and owner's guide
Item overall: 32" L x 8" H x 14.5" W
Body/Bowl: 19" L x 7.5" H x 14.5" W
Body: 21 staves of black stained and mahogany veneer with a shiny finish.
Neck: Alternating black stained and mahogany veneer with a shiny finish
covering a spruce core with a mahogany fingerboard.
Soundboard: The sound board is spruce and has 3 round sound holes each with a delicate rosette.
Strings: There are 5 courses of 2 strings and 1 single string, making a total of 11 strings. String width from left to right: (Lowest) .035," .035," .027," .027," .025," .025," .030," .030," .025," .025" (Highest). We recommend the following Roosebeck Turkish oud string set as replacement strings: RBSOUDT
Tuning: Suggested Turkish oud tunings (from low to high): E,A,B,e,a,d and C#, F#, B, e, a,d
Nut: Made from cattle-bone. Neck at Nut: 1.5" W; Nut: 1.5" W
Neck at Body Joint: 2.25" W
Scale Length: 22.5"
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: 2.5 lbs.
Item Weight with Case: 2.95 lbs.
Item Length: 32 Inches
Item Height: 8 Inches
Item Width: 14.5 Inches
Packed Weight: 11 lbs.
Ship Weight: 41 lbs.
Ship Length: 37 Inches
Ship Height: 13 Inches
Ship Width: 19 Inches