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Oud => Advice, Tips and Questions Regarding the Oud => Topic started by: Ayla on April 14, 2015, 04:23:22 AM

Title: Can humidity cause the soundboard to 'sink'?
Post by: Ayla on April 14, 2015, 04:23:22 AM
Has anyone ever had this problem? Can the soundboard of an oud simply sink inside the case?? A friend of mine has this problem, and he is desperate! Is it fixable?
Title: Re: Can humidity cause the soundboard to 'sink'?
Post by: Molly_85 on April 14, 2015, 04:39:28 AM
Unfortunately, yes it's possible.
Either the glue will stop holding everything together, because of the humidity or, the wood can literally crack.
Title: Re: Can humidity cause the soundboard to 'sink'?
Post by: spinny on April 15, 2015, 04:18:28 AM
Oh boy! Wouldn't that ruin the oud for good? I can't even imagine how difficult it must be to repair an oud with a sunk soundboard! Maybe experienced luthiers can come up with some advice!
Title: Re: Can humidity cause the soundboard to 'sink'?
Post by: Al-anoud on May 09, 2015, 05:30:41 PM
This problem happens but very rarely, it is usually with old Oud, but if you have just got brand new or less than 1-2 year then itís a serious issue, as itís not easy to fix this as I have hardly seen it fixed.
Title: Re: Can humidity cause the soundboard to 'sink'?
Post by: Shiek Suleman on May 17, 2015, 05:03:00 PM
This happens if we are careless because we should never keep it in such places, if we want to keep it in good conditions. I think itís just about common sense that no instrument no matter how it is build will stay good in humidity, so itís sensible not to keep it on such places.