New Arabic oud by Mid-East Manufacturing (EnSoul Music), made in Pakistan. Was sold to us as a "blem," but we can't figure out what the blemish is!
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 sheesham bridge. The body and neck are made from sheesham and the bowl has white pinstripes in between each wooden stave. The neck and tuning pegs are also made out of sheesham. 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 sheesham pick guard at bottom to help prevent scratching sound board when playing. 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. Gig bag included.