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Please tell me what is an approximate fair price for this instrument, in your opinion?

What can you guys tell me about the quality of this OUD I've been considering based on the following photos?

Oud Lovers / Re: Information Regarding ‘Oud’
« on: December 23, 2015, 12:34:31 PM »
In fact when you ask me a question about Oud design, I definitely tell you something more than we actually know. The sound of the Oud vibrates within its hollow body. It is made of a rounded back, which is enclosed with a soundboard, a flat sheet of wood, whereas, the backside of it is made of 15-25 strips of wood. Usually, the open side of the back portion is known as the rosette.
There are mainly 2 distinctive features of this musical instrument- one is its pear-shaped body and the second is its fretless neck. On the other hand, the body of this instrument has 1-3 sound holes, which usually remains decorated with purfling. But this decoration never creates a bad impact on its sound quality. Oud’s body usually looks like a big gourd and it is made of a complex system of thin wood staves. The upper part of this instrument on other hand is made of lightwood.

Doumbek, Darbuka Lovers / Re: Knowledge regarding Darbuka !
« on: December 23, 2015, 12:31:57 PM »
Let's take a look for what type of materials used for Darbuka drum. Different types of metals are used for giving a darbuka drum a perfect shape. Using metal for forming the main structure of Darbuka Drum can have a number of advantages. First, metal structure improves its durability and gives it strength that you will not find in the traditional darbuka drums. In some cases, more particularly in Turkish darbuka, external rings are used for enhancing its performance as whole and it has proved extremely effective in this regard. Usually, copper and aluminum shell are being used widely for giving a metallic finish to darbuka drum but aluminum shell is mostly in use because of its lightweight and of its flexibility.

Oud Lovers / Re: Oud to choose!
« on: December 05, 2015, 10:18:15 AM »
Samer Totah playing Oud just like he can do it by born :o I just think what type Oud is it? Is that an Arabian? or Turkish?

Riq, Mazhar, bendir, Tar... Lover / Know a New! - *Mod: Remo Frame Drums
« on: December 05, 2015, 10:13:59 AM »
Want to know more about Frame Drum? Here's some other to know :)   
Remo’s drum shell and drumhead innovation creates a new percussion instrument, the Tablatone Frame Drum.
The tamborim is 6” diameter and is a single headed drum played with one stick and held with opposite hand. The Remo tamborim is very popular among the samba groups in Brasil, USA and abroad.
Remo’s Dayereh is a lightweight tunable frame drum that fits comfortably in your hands.
The Thinline Frame drums designed for beginners and professionals
Remo’s Daf drum produces rich Tek tones and full Bass tones while also featuring hundreds of chrome metal rings.
8400 Series pre-tuned Renaissance frame drum Features Remo Renaissance drumhead and thumb hole cut-out on the 12”, 14”, 16” and 22” drums
Remo Tars are constructed using a SKYNDEEP fixed drumhead pitched to produce the desired overtones that professionals listen for. A light texture gives the drumheads a very real, natural feel. With just the right amount of overtones, Remo Tars not only look incredible, they sound amazing!
The Remo Fiberskyn Frame Drum has a wide body shell and is provided with a thumb notch cut-out on the 12”, 14”, 16” and 22” drums.
Bendir is a North African frame drum with a thumb hole and simple snare mechanism on the underside of the head to create its characteristic buzzing sound. The Bendir is played with the hand and used in both secular and religious music.

Doumbek, Darbuka Lovers / Re: Knowledge regarding Darbuka !
« on: December 04, 2015, 08:04:13 AM »
It's really fun to be a listener of ancient Darbuka. Have a look of ten popular Middle Eastern rhythms for darbuka. Really amazing !

Doumbek, Darbuka Lovers / Knowledge regarding Darbuka !
« on: December 04, 2015, 08:00:33 AM »
It is not known exactly when Darbuka was first made, it is known to be of ancient origin indeed.
Darbuka is a goblet shaped hand drum used mostly in music originating near the Middle East. It’s thin, responsive drumhead as well as resonance help it produce a distinctively crisp sound.

By origin, darbukas may be made of clay, metal, or wood. Modern darbukas are also sometimes made of synthetic materials, including fiberglass. Modern metal darbukas are commonly made of aluminum or copper. Some aluminum darbukas may have a mother-of-pearl inlay, which is purely decorative.
 Traditional drum heads were animal skin, commonly goat and also fish but modern drums commonly use synthetic materials for drum heads.

Advice, Tips and Questions Regarding the Oud / Re: MAINTENANCE TIPS
« on: December 03, 2015, 07:26:28 AM »
Humidity effect may cause your headache!
High humidity puts moisture in the air, and untreated wood like fine spruce soundboards, and ebony tuning pegs absorb moisture well, especially when coming from dry environments like Athens where the highest average humidity is only 70%. When wood absorbs moisture, wood expands. This is problematic for tuning pegs as they are already under pressure from being in peg holes. So one of my tuning pegs swelled quite a bit, to the point where I couldn’t turn it at all. I was trying desperately to loosen it, and didn’t know anything about humidity effect on wood at the time. I turned it and it was so stuck that the wood started to become brittle and eventually twisted.

Advice, Tips and Questions Regarding the Oud / Why starts learning Oud now?
« on: December 03, 2015, 07:15:18 AM »
You are an Oud lover, but doesn't know how to play it. OMG  ::) You running out of time. Start learning Oud from today.

1. The music played on Oud can be anything you want it to be. It can be energetic, lively, dramatic, melancholic, and also very fun.
2. If you like to bend the rules, try something new, get out of old paradigms, or just want to play notes that you can’t find on a piano, the Oud is only for you.
3. The Oud is the boss of the bosses of the modern Guitar.
4. The Oud is definitely a challenging instrument, but it isn’t as difficult as the Piano, drums or so on.
5. Anyone who has listened to music knows that it creates different effects on the body.

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