Mike's Oud Forums

10 Ouds for Sale (Updated Feb., 2020)

Oud.Proff - 9-9-2018 at 01:17 PM

Offering the following lovely ouds for sale. Kindly note, the cost of S&H (~200-295 $US) is not included, nor a hard case (optionally available at $150; used). I can send details on WhatsApp (if interested, kindly U2U your # and I will contact you for details). Alternatively, please email me at oud.proff@gmail.com

1. Old Greek oud by Elias Kanakis (1917). I was told he and the late Manol worked together in Turkey in that golden era. Ornate fingerboard. Sycamore bowl. Classic (fixed bridge; 6-course).
Video: https://youtu.be/bikdk3et--s
SOLD

2. Astounding Mohammad Fadel Hussein 1974 oud. Classic (fixed bridge; 6-course). Made of beech and walnut woods.
Video: https://youtu.be/O4rDkSj6R84
SOLD

3. Armenian oud (new; 2018). Classic (fixed bridge; 6-course).
Pure crisp sound, smooth play.
Price: 695 $US
Video: https://youtu.be/pAeGGNjEOxA

4. Shami oud (Damascus; by Mahmoud Haddad #1). Fully ornate, warm Arabic sound. Classic (fixed bridge; 6-course).
Price: 1395 $US
Video: https://youtu.be/MNxVy_OiY8Y

5. Shami oud (Damascus; by Mahmoud Haddad #2). Fully ornate, warm Arabic sound. Classic (fixed bridge; 6-course).
Video: https://youtu.be/x25H-1rXoU0
SOLD

6. Shami oud (Damascus; by Mahmoud Haddad #3). Fully ornate, warm Arabic sound. Classic (fixed bridge; 6-course).
Video: https://youtu.be/Y-9Br8qU76c
SOLD

7. Old Egyptian oud (30's by Maamoun). Such an aged unique sound. Classic (fixed bridge; 6-course).
Video: https://youtu.be/-9ckNPFLLAU
SOLD

8. Egyptian oud by Abdo Dagher (yes the famous musician/violinist !). Super oud by all means. Classic (fixed bridge; 6-course).
Price: 1450 $US
Video: https://youtu.be/k9t026Hk03k

9. Iraqi oud by Foad Jihad (1991). All made of Indian rosewood. This is a Bashir-style (floating bridge; 6-course) oud.
Price: 1385 $US
Video: https://youtu.be/vlmNDhG80hk

10. Egyptian oud (custom-made originally for Prince Sharbatli; who's a dear friend of the late Talal Maddah). Talal Maddah had the same exact replica (evidently both ouds were made at the same time), by Farouq Shihata in 1991. The oud has a large bowl, and possesses a unique deep Arabic sound.
Price: 2500 $US
Video: https://youtu.be/lg-MFDZDZno

TruePharaoh21 - 4-17-2019 at 07:04 AM

Hello everyone

I just wanted to bring this post back up to the top. I recently bought another oud from OudProff. A beautifully smooth experience, just like the first one I bought from him a couple of years ago (I wrote a review about that experience here: http://www.mikeouds.com/messageboard/viewthread.php?tid=16887#pid11... )

I want to point out that he has genuinely great ouds and he’s easy to work with. One of the things that has surprised me in recent years is the lack of older ouds being advertised here on the forums. I’ve scoured the Internet for prospects, and I wish it could all just have been centralized here.

I hope posts like this encourage others to use this forum to its fullest potential. It’d be wonderful to see it erupt with ouds, sound clips, information about older ouds and makers, etc. The number of “fake” ouds out there is astounding. Even now, there is a “Nahat” oud on sale on eBay that is a fake. I remember when people used to post here and check with the experts to see if ouds were genuine, if the price being asked for was reasonable, and so on.

Hopefully threads like this one can reignite that spark that we all are surely looking for here.

TP21

Oud.Proff - 4-17-2019 at 11:14 AM

Dear TruePharaoh21,

Thanks for your kind words, and passion about old-school ouds. It is very satisfying that such ouds end up in the hands of someone who really appreciates them, especially my dear TP21, who's a genuine and fine oudist.

I've seen that disastrous oud on eBay (another friend asked me about it !), and it's very disappointing to see misled people bidding on it, and most likely thinking it is a genuine one :(

Wishing the best to all,

Oud.Proff - 12-8-2019 at 12:42 PM

I've updated the above oud list !

MoH - 12-9-2019 at 09:45 PM

Out of curiosity, why are some of these ouds tuned down so much? Sometimes 2 whole tones it seems. It sounds really good, obviously, but is there a specific reason for it?

MattOud - 12-11-2019 at 05:08 AM

Dear OudProf,
That armenian oud sounds wonderful! Any more pics of it?
I am curious on the size specs of this OUD. Is it cedar top?
Thanx very much.


Oud.Proff - 12-12-2019 at 10:30 AM

Quote: Originally posted by MoH  
Out of curiosity, why are some of these ouds tuned down so much? Sometimes 2 whole tones it seems. It sounds really good, obviously, but is there a specific reason for it?


Dear Moh,

Having more than 70 ouds in hand leaves very little time for each oud.proff@gmail.com therefore, I try NOT to tune them at concert pitch, just to avoid having prolonged unnecessary pressure on the soundboards. That’s all!

Thanks

Oud.Proff - 12-12-2019 at 10:34 AM

Quote: Originally posted by MattOud  
Dear OudProf,
That armenian oud sounds wonderful! Any more pics of it?
I am curious on the size specs of this OUD. Is it cedar top?
Thanx very much.



Dear MattOud;

Here’s a link to another video and photos of the oud:
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bt559bEACtk/?igshid=sw8qy5j8kula

The dimensions are: 60 cm string length, 20 cm neck. Bowl width is 38 cm (@ widest point).

You may want to pay close attention to the fine work (articulate ornaments!) in the photos ;)

All the best,