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Oud => Buy & Sell Oud => Topic started by: shamimh3732 on January 02, 2015, 11:39:40 AM

Title: Buying a second hand oud.
Post by: shamimh3732 on January 02, 2015, 11:39:40 AM
I'm a total beginner in oud... I'm playing viola and nyckelharpa  and some guitar. I like Arabic music and the oud. Last Sunday I was on a flee market (second hand things) and there was an oud for sale. Because I was in a hurry, I didn't had much time so I'll go back this sunday.

The guy asks 160 Euro for it. probably I can get that down a bit.

The instrument looked nice, but the strings were not in good shapen (broken, ...) But since I'm a total beginner, can anyone tell me what I can check/look for to see if this instrument can be a good one? Or at least can be playable for a beginner.I don't think the strings are playable.
Title: Re: Buying a second hand oud.
Post by: SugarCaneCarl on January 05, 2015, 02:36:59 PM
I'm a total beginner in oud... I'm playing viola and nyckelharpa  and some guitar. I like Arabic music and the oud. Last Sunday I was on a flee market (second hand things) and there was an oud for sale. Because I was in a hurry, I didn't had much time so I'll go back this sunday.

The guy asks 160 Euro for it. probably I can get that down a bit.

The instrument looked nice, but the strings were not in good shapen (broken, ...) But since I'm a total beginner, can anyone tell me what I can check/look for to see if this instrument can be a good one? Or at least can be playable for a beginner.I don't think the strings are playable.

Do you have a picture of it that you can share?  If not, maybe the seller can take one for you.  Then you can share it with everyone here.  That would help people tell you the value of it.
Title: Re: Buying a second hand oud.
Post by: Brick on March 18, 2015, 07:37:51 AM
Did you buy the oud yet or did you not?
The oud strings can be replaced, so if they are broken or loose, you can install new ones yourself.
Title: Re: Buying a second hand oud.
Post by: BearHug on March 19, 2015, 04:41:36 AM
Everything can be replaced, Brick. Strings, pegs, everything :)
The idea is to choose an oud that you like, in terms of sound. Because they all sound different from one another.
Title: Re: Buying a second hand oud.
Post by: MisterK007 on March 27, 2015, 06:00:41 AM
160 is not much, was the oud in good shape?
A good oud does not go for under 300, at least. Now, a second hand one.. it depends on what shape  it's in.