Turkish style 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 walnut and lacewood body and walnut neck with a beautiful satin finish.
Please note: The decorations can vary from those photographed.
Accessories Included: Soft padded gig bag, pick and owner's guide
Item overall: 33" L x 7.75" H x 13.75" W
Body/Bowl: 19" L x 7.75" H x 13.75" W
Body: walnut and lacewood; 23 staves
Neck: Lacewood with walnut finger-board
Soundboard: The sound board is unfinished spruce and has 3 round sound holes with goatskin rosettes.
Strings: There are 11 strings; 6 courses - Nylon and wound strings.
Course 1-3 Nylon and course 4-6 wound strings.
Tuning: Suggested Turkish oud tunings (from low to high): E2,A3,B3,E3,A4,D4/E2,F#2,B3,E3,A4,D4
Tuning Pegs/Levers: 11 pegs made out of satinwood
Nut: Made from bone. Neck at Nut: 1.5" W; Nut: 2.1250" W
Neck at Body Joint: 2.1250" W
Bridge: walnut mustashe with lacewood top Strings at Bridge: 3.1250" W
Scale Length: 23"
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: 2.05 lbs.
Item Weight with Case: 3.45 lbs.
Item Length: 33 Inches
Item Height: 7.75 Inches
Item Width: 13.75 Inches
Packed Weight: 13 lbs.
Ship Weight: 41 lbs.
Ship Length: 37 Inches
Ship Height: 13 Inches
Ship Width: 19 Inches