Oud, 14-String, Rosewood, w/ Hard Case
This 14-string Egyptian style Arabic oud features a beautifully laser engraved spruce soundboard with three intricate rosewood rosettes. The body is constructed of alternating dark rosewood and light lacewood. The fingerboard, nut, bridge, pegbox and pegs are all rosewood. There are no frets. The scale length is 620 mm. The oud weighs 2.3 lbs. and the weight with the included hard case is 11.2 lb.
SPECIAL NOTE; No Warranty on Strings: Whether you purchase an instrument on-line or in a neighborhood store, manufacturers recommend that you change the strings on your instrument as soon as you receive it. Your instrument has completed a long journey to your home. During this time the strings WILL oxidize and this may shorten their life expectancy and may reduce their sound quality. On occasion instruments may arrive with a broken string, therefore, it is recommended that you purchase a replacement set of strings and consider changing your strings as soon as it arrives. Learning to change strings should be the first lesson learned when embarking on the journey of playing a new instrument.