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The Turquoise oud

bulerias1981 - 2-22-2012 at 10:56 AM

Hello all. I am selling an oud that I finished this week. I can't continue to make ouds and keep my work as I can't afford my own work.

I dubbed this project The 'Turquoise' because I came up with the idea of using turquoise as part of the ornamentation. In this oud, the bridge and the pegbox cap has it.

Please wait a few days for video. I'm waiting for the strings to settle.

E-mail me for price or any questions (bulerias81@gmail)
Try not to send me any U2U as my inbox is always full

Scale = 600
Face width = 348
Face length = 502
Bowl depth = 190
Asfour main rosette = 111
Asfour small rosettes = 40 x2

Bowl from Turkish walnut
Neck has spruce core with walnut veneer
Ebony pegs
Ebony fingerboard
Wide grain spruce top
Peg box is from walnut and flamed maple
Pick guard from walnut
Bone nut
Walnut bridge
Turquoise and bone cap on bridge
Turquoise cap on peg box
Binding edge tiles from walnut and boxwood
Finished with tru-oil synthetic varnish

For more info see the link from the oud projects thread

myeyes2020 - 2-22-2012 at 05:19 PM

Beautiful work John!
Lucky is the person who'll enjoy playing this oud!

MatthewW - 2-23-2012 at 01:18 AM

very nice John, I like the idea of using turquoise. whats the width of the nut? regards MW

fernandraynaud - 2-23-2012 at 03:29 AM

Beautiful. Good traditional color combo turquoise & burnt sienna, like lapis and gold. Would love to see more turquoise to tie it together, maybe around the rosette in place of that light material?

And i though i had already posted and was hallucinating .. nating ... nating

bulerias1981 - 2-23-2012 at 09:26 AM

how about a turquoise beard inlay at the neck joint into the ebony fingerboard?

bibo10 - 2-24-2012 at 09:18 AM

so I had a chance to see and hear and play this AMAZING oud last night. i wish i could put it to words to all of you but i am afraid my english isn't good enough. simply FLAWLESS. John really took this one home.
very clean craftmanship and beautiful arabic sound.....without much dealy here is a sound sample of Zikrayat by Mohamed el Qasabji played by John Vergara and his girlfriend on the violin.
ENJOOOOOY!!! :buttrock::buttrock::buttrock::airguitar::airguitar::airguitar:


ahrvee - 2-26-2012 at 07:33 PM

Such a beautiful instrument and equally beautiful sound!

ahrvee - 2-26-2012 at 07:35 PM

Such a beautiful instrument and equally beautiful sound!

Ararat66 - 2-27-2012 at 01:45 PM

Terrific oud and great sound. I enjoyed that.


bulerias1981 - 5-25-2012 at 04:14 PM

A video I just made of the ripe Turquoise oud


bulerias1981 - 7-14-2012 at 09:21 AM

This oud has been SOLD.

spyros mesogeia - 7-16-2012 at 07:25 AM


bibo10 - 7-18-2012 at 07:58 PM

Congrats Johnny

bulerias1981 - 7-19-2012 at 08:59 PM

Congrats goes to the lucky fella that now owns it. I miss it already! :(

Alfaraby - 7-20-2012 at 02:55 AM

Congratulation to the happy costumer, our deepest condolences to the seller :)

Yours indeed

bulerias1981 - 7-20-2012 at 09:20 AM

Hehe, yes Jameel.. I'll need to undergo hours of therapy after this loss! :)