Egyptian Oud For Sale
This Egyptian oud is made from high quality material and s fully playable. Deluxe Professional Oud, Variegated with Plywood Case. Body is of alternating dark and light rosewood. This high quality Egyptian oud is having 14 strings, three rosette sound holes, no frets, fixed bridge, and peg box at an acute angle with rosewood pegs. Egyptian style, also known as Arabic OUDs. Rosette and all other parts of this Oud are made of wood.
Things provided in this package
- Caring Case
- Learning Book
- Extra Strings Set
According to Farabi, the oud was invented by Lamech, the sixth grandson of Adam. The legend tells that the grieving Lamech hung the body of his dead son from a tree. The first oud was inspired by the shape of his son’s bleached skeleton.
The oldest pictorial record of a lute dates back to the Uruk period in Southern Mesopotamia (modern Nasiriyah city), over 5000 years ago on a cylinder seal acquired by Dr. Dominique Collon and currently housed at the British Museum.
The Turkic peoples had a similar instrument called the kopuz. This instrument was thought to have magical powers and was brought to wars and used in military bands. This is noted in the Gokturk monument inscriptions, the military band was later used by other Turkic state’s armies and later by Europeans. According to musicologist Cinucen Tanrikorur today’s oud was derived from the kopuz by Turks near Central Asia and additional strings were added by them.
The oud has a particularly long tradition in Iraq, where a saying goes that in its music lies the country’s soul. A ninth-century Baghdad jurist praised the healing powers of the instrument, and the 19th century writer Muhammad Shihab al-Din related that it “places the temperament in equilibrium” and “calms and revives hearts.” Following the invasion of Iraq and the overthrow of the secular Baathist regime in 2003, however, the increasing fervor of Islamic militants who consider secular music to be haraam (sinful) forced many oud players and teachers into hiding or exile.