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Oud => Buy & Sell Oud => Topic started by: 4our on March 11, 2015, 12:05:27 PM

Title: Reliable sources to buy new & used ouds?
Post by: 4our on March 11, 2015, 12:05:27 PM
Do you guys know of any reliable sources to buy new and old (used) ouds? Online stores or even shops in yor area, depending on where you live, some people might find the information handy :D
I got mine with the help of a friend who knew a guy and, all in all it was very complicated, I didn't really know where to look to find a good, reliable place that sells them :D
Title: Re: Reliable sources to buy new & used ouds?
Post by: Ron99 on March 13, 2015, 09:55:24 AM
Well, I'd say this very website is a good source. They sell pretty much anything, old and new :)
Also, I'd look for stuff on eBay, but look for people with good reputation only, these instruments are handcrafted so it would be a shame to risk paying for something less than perfect .
Title: Re: Reliable sources to buy new & used ouds?
Post by: Brick on March 18, 2015, 07:35:52 AM
^ Agree with Ron!
eCommerce websites are great! Either this one or the big, huge names like Ebay.
Also, I would like to add, look for reviews before you buy an oud from someone you don't know, just to be safe.
Title: Re: Reliable sources to buy new & used ouds?
Post by: GypsyOud on May 05, 2015, 12:26:16 PM
My advice is: never, ever, absolutely not in a million years, buy a used oud that you cannot check beforehand: you need to see it, play it, check in what state it is, how it sounds, how is the action, if it has any cracks, if it has any wear and tear signs brought on by the risha, especially around the scratchplate, and ultimately you need to feel an affinity for the instrument. You cannot do that with an instruments whose sole point of contact is a picture! So, better wait for a bit and have the oud turn up near your area (even a train trip is reasonable) and you can see everything, that buy one on the spur of the moment and being stuck with a plank of wood which will put you off learning the oud for good....