BLEMISHED: Mid East Arabic Oud 11 String Walnut + Gig Bag BLEMISHED. 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 walnut bridge. The body and neck are made from walnut and the bowl has white pinstripes in between each wooden stave. The neck and tuning pegs are also made out of walnut. 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 walnut 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 satinwood tuning pegs/levers
All BLEMISHED Items are brand new and unused with superficial blemishes that may include: blisters in the finish, scratches, dents, stains, discolorations and manufacturer repairs such as putty in nail holes, or other surface marks. The irregularity does NOT affect the playability or sound quality of the item.