Mid-East Arabic 11 String Oud Sheesham 6 Course w/ Gig Bag
The oud is the main instrument of Arabic music and is popular throughout the Middle East. 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.
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