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 and mahogany wooden body and neck with a beautiful shiny finish and includes a quarter inch jack for internal pick-up.
Accessories Included: Soft case lightly padded, pick and owner's guide
Item overall: 32" L x 8.5" H x 14.625" W
Body/Bowl: 19" L x 8.5" H x 14.625" W
Body: 21 staves of black and mahogany with a shiny finish
Neck: Alternating black and mahogany veneer with a shiny finish covering a spruce core with a mahogany veneer fingerboard
Soundboard: The sound board is spruce and has 3 round sound holes with a beautiful rosette carving covering each one. Includes a black painted wooden pick guard at bottom to help prevent scratching the sound board.
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
Tuning Pegs/Levers: There are 11 wooden pegs and 6 courses of strings.
Nut: Made from bone. Neck at Nut: 1.25" W; Nut: 1.25" W
Neck at Body Joint: 2.25" W
Bridge: Black painted hard wood. Strings at Bridge: 3.25" W
Scale Length: 23"