The Arabic oud is the backbone of the Arabic music tradition and is not only famous in the Middle East also throughout Europe. The body of the Arabic oud is pear-shaped and is made of wooden staves. It has one to three sound holes with goatskin rosettes and six courses. The back of the oud is shaped like the teardrop bowl bottom. The Arabic Oud has 11 strings. Among them, 10 strings are paired together, whereas, the lowest string remains single. It has 6 rectified and 5 wound nylon strings.
The sound of the Oud vibrates within its hollow body. It is made of a rounded back, which is enclosed with a soundboard, a flat sheet of wood, whereas, the backside of it is made of 15-25 strips of wood. Usually, the open side of the back portion is known as the rosette.
There are mainly 2 distinctive features of this musical instrument- one is its pear-shaped body and the second is its fretless neck. On the other hand, the body of this instrument has 1-3 sound holes, which usually remains decorated with purfling. The Arabic oud creates a mellow tone and we recommend the following tuning - C,F,A,D,G,C. An online oud tuner app can be
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Muzikkon offers a 3year warranty and money back guarantee. Each Oud comes with a padded Travel bag and string set. Muzikkon’s Arabic Oud is the ultimate choice when it comes to playing Arabic music.