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Oud (written as “ud” in Turkish) is the ancestor of the European lute. Its name derives from “al-ud” (the lute). It is not a native Turkish instrument, but it has been played in Anatolia for at least five centuries. The oud is an instrument that is considered as the king, the sultan of musical instruments. This instrument occupies a great place in Turkish Art Music, Turkish urban music (in fasil orchestras) and in arabesque music. Turkish ouds have a bright, nice sound due to their tense strings and thin soundboards. This timbre differs Turkish oud from the Arabic oud. Turkish ouds are kinds of ouds employed in Turkey and Greece. Turkish oud, like other types of oud, is fretless and it is played with a single pick. The contemporary Turkish oud is a six-course oud: it has five pairs and an additional sixth, bass string. This extra string enables the instrument to generate a wider range of pitches. It also increases the ease of playing by enabling the performer to wander through three octaves. Therefore, modern In general, Turkish ouds consist of eleven strings, but on our website, you will find special Turkish ouds with thirteen strings. Turkish ouds have large soundboxes made of a series of ribs. The soundbox of the oud is also the body which is called a bowl. The materials used in the bowls of the ouds in our store vary. Certainly, they are all made of high-quality woods such as mahogany, maple, and walnut. Their flat front surfaces or the faces are from spruce, which is a lightweight wood that reverberates when struck. As you know, when you grab the oud and pluck the strings, if you hear the vibrations and the sound of the oud inside your chest, it means that you have found a good instrument. Our Turkish ouds’ tuning pegs and fingerboards are constructed from ebony. A good-quality oud is surely handmade and our professional ouds are produced from materials of the best quality. In our store, we sell standard, special and professional ouds. We have a wide selection of handmade ouds produced for professional musicians and instrument players. The professional ouds are excellent because they increase the quality of the players’ performance since holding and playing these great ouds is really comfortable. Our handmade ouds are manufactured by famous luthiers who have been masters of their craft. We sell special Turkish ouds that are manufactured by the best oud makers of the world such as Mehmet Caymaz or Mustafa Copcuoglu. On the other hand, we provide for standard ouds and a range of factory-made Turkish ouds which would be convenient for beginners, who have just begun to explore this authentic instrument. Turkish ouds on our website come in different sizes; you can find any size from big ouds to zenne ouds mostly produced for women players and ouds manufactured for left-handed instrumentalists. We can assure you will find the best Turkish oud for your needs among the oud types on our website. All of our ouds are made of high-quality products and we offer our Turkish ouds with the best prices for their quality.
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