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SOLD: Ghadban Oud 'Sada El Rouh

MatthewW - 9-6-2015 at 01:48 AM

Due to health issues, I regretfully am playing less oud and have decided to sell my Nazih Ghadban, his 'Sada El Rouh' Model #1136.
Nazih made these ouds to have 13 strings, tuned from low to high:

Some of the specs include the bowl is made of alternating Lebanese dark walnut and Indian rosewood, soundboard of Engleman Spruce, pegbox of walnut, 58.5 scale, width of fingerboard at nut 43mm, French polish (gomme- lacque) finish.

On some of the Sada El Rouh models Nazih used a unique pegbox design, which is on the model I have. The pegbox is shorter and the pegs are in two levels. It is no heavier than a 'normal' style pegbox, and in no way interferes with playing. You can see the unique pegbox in the photos in the link below.

These are photos when the oud was brand new. Scroll down to my name Matthew Warman to see the oud:

The oud is now 8 years old, and of course is not in as prisitine a condition, it has the odd scratch or nick here and there but any scratches or nicks are purely superficial and cosmetique; the oud is as sturdy as the day it was made.

A few years ago I found myself gigging with a band and had 4 K&K under the top of soundboard transducers professionally installed and an endpin jack so I could amplify the oud from inside, as well as use an external mic. I will send photos of how it looks with the endpin jack to anyone who is interested in a possible purchase, along wth other information and answer any questions. Any 'purist' could easily have the endpin jack removed and the hole filled.

The oud comes with Nazih's rectangular black hard case, in good condition, and also a khaki Khalaf Oud soft gig bag which are some of the best oud gig bags I've seen, last seen selling for $250 each. The Khalaf gig bag comes ONLY with collections in UK.
All in all the oud is in great playing condition. I'm asking 1200 for fast sale. Anyone living in UK could come over and see the oud, play the oud, and see for him/herself what this oud is all about. Thanks
Anyone interested in this oud please email me at <matthwarm@gmail.com>

peace and love

Brian Prunka - 9-6-2015 at 05:45 AM

Hey Matthew, David's page is slow to load because it loads so many oud pics, so I'm linking the pics here for you:


MatthewW - 9-7-2015 at 05:20 AM

thanks Brian.

MatthewW - 9-19-2015 at 03:47 AM

At this time a couple of people have expressed interest in the oud who are based in UK, but have not come forward to see the oud etc.

If anyone outside the UK might be interested, please email me at the email address given above. thanks

stos - 9-21-2015 at 05:05 AM

Hello mathew!

do you have maybe a video of this oud being played?

thanks a lot!

Amos - 9-27-2015 at 06:18 AM

Sent you an email...

MatthewW - 11-3-2015 at 06:58 AM

this lovely oud is still looking for a good home. :airguitar:

youssr - 11-8-2015 at 06:26 AM

HI Matthew May I have a sound clip of this Oud

MatthewW - 11-8-2015 at 12:21 PM

Hi- sale pending. thanks.