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List of Oud makers around the world
« on: May 10, 2015, 08:34:58 AM »
I found this great list of oud makers around the world. Hope it can help you find the right oud/ maker for you :)
Oud makers:

Faruk Türünz:
Ejder Gulec:
Yildrim Palabuyik:
Sadettin Sandi:
Cengiz Sarikus:
Emir Degirmenli:
Mustafa Copcuoglu:
Hüseyin Aktel:
Ali Nişadır:

Nazih Ghadban:
Fadi Matta:
Georges Bitar:

Israel and Palestine:
Kamil Mowais: tel: ++ (972) 46574168 (Arabic only)
Hatem Joubran: tel: ++ (972) 46575585 (Arabic)
Baqah Al-Gharbiah:
Yousef Abu Alaa: ( 972) 503092303 (Arabic only)
for English help with the above oudmakers contact:
Ramallah: Samer Totah:
Philip Shaheen, Tarhiha (Carbon Fiber ouds):

Michael Moussa:
Mike Cameron: London. tel: 07581425731 (repairs and advice/installation of pick-ups)

Dimitris Rapakousios:
Jannis Alexandris:
Tasos Theodorakis:

Samir Abbassi:

Matthias Wagner:

Romauld Provost, Paris:
Olivier Planchon:
Wolfgang Früh (Paris):
Wissam Joubran:

Maurice Shehata:
Arab Instruments:

Ibrahim Sukar:
Samir Azar: (no contact details currently available)
Zaher Khalifah: (no contact details currently available)

Foad Jihad:
Fawzi Munshid: tel: (964) 7801317316

Khalid Belhaiba:
Bouchta Diwani: tel: (212) 062-61-23-77

Abdalhamid Haddad: tel: (00216) 72 384 791

Ridha Jendoubi:

Sa'ad Al-Tayyar:
Samir Nassif: New instruments and repairs, Ottawa

Ismail Fencioglu:
Ibrahim Holoubi: Ibrahim frequently has Sukar ouds and other decent playable ouds in stock. : or send a U2U to ExtreamTarab.
Claude Guibord:
(oud and lute repair work)

Viken Najarian:
Jameel Khalaf Abraham:
John Vergara:
Richard Hankey aka Dr Oud: (restoration, Nahat Specialist)
Najab Shaheen: (also repair and restoration)
Haig Manoukian: musician, expert repairs and advice in NY. Tel: 212.777.4396

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Re: List of Oud makers around the world
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2015, 08:57:02 AM »
This is seriously great list dude! I was looking for a Turkish Oud and you have just provided the list so thanks so much… I also want to know who do you think is the best Oud marker?  I usually hear a lot of good stuff about Turkish so is that true?

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Re: List of Oud makers around the world
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2017, 03:02:07 PM »
Hi, my name is Hassane Hoballah, I am a lebanese Oud maker. I make Oud of 13 keys. If you are interested, you can contact me on and I can show you my work.


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Re: List of Oud makers around the world
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2017, 01:30:31 AM »
Hi Sam,

You say, "I found this great list of oud makers around the world."

This list of oud makers was copied and pasted verbatim from the Mike's Oud Forums' FAQ's page.

If you are going to post information prepared by others, you could at least give credit to the source.
In this case, to the hard work and careful research of "MatthewW" from Mike's Oud Forums.
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