Oud (written as “ud” in Turkish) is the ancestor of the European 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. 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.
The Oud bag is very important to the oud. Many professional players in Turkey are using this Gigbag. You will always be comfortable with this oud bag. The oud bag will never let you down with its flexible and practical use.
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