Personal design for student/travel Oud
A much smaller sized oud with a full sound for younger players to get a real feel and travellers to move light.
Scale ratio 1/2 rather than traditional 1/3
A longer neck on this smaller instrument offering the player more flexibility and neck positions. 5 strings tuned F, A, D, G, C
Made from a combination of maple, mahogany, walnut, and oak and finished with traditional french polish
The Top Plate
Made from aged European spruce and lightly shellaced. mahogany fingerboard and a rosewood bridge.
The peg box
Made of mahogany and hand inlayed with coloured veneer.
Ebony tuning pegs
strings run over a rosewood nut and to their respective ebony tuning peg.
Left side view
maple ribs with golden brown varnish
Maple scroll and neck wiht ebony fittings
Ride side view
Aged spruce with ebony fingerboard and solid wood purflings
Aged flamed maple with solid wood purflings
Before closing the classical guitar. persona bracing pattern for the top
Aged spruce top, rosewood bridge and fingerboard with jumbo frets, hardwood bindings
Deeply flamed maple back and sides, spanish ceder neck and heel