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
Right side view
book-matched maple ribs
Aged spruce with ebony fingerboard and solid wood purflings
Aged flamed maple with solid wood purflings
Indian Rosewood matching sides and bridge
maple with blue and black veneer made for this guitar
Top and neck
aged canadian spruce top with a rosewood fingerboard and mahogany neck and heel
Indian rosewood back. the entire instrument is traditionally frenchpolished