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Oud maker in Morocco?

excentrik - 8-22-2019 at 07:56 AM

Whatís up yíall- Can anyone suggest an Oud shop or maker in Morocco? Iím going to be there in November and if possible Iím gonna grab me another Oud. Quality work only please, Iím sure thereís millions of tourist Ouds all over the place...

Thanks!

Tarik

alim - 8-22-2019 at 09:50 AM

Where will you be in Morocco? I know a shop in Casa and one in Rabat that have a good selection. Let me know I can track down their contact info.

Thanks,

Ali-

al-Halabi - 8-22-2019 at 10:48 AM

If Khalid Belhaiba is still making ouds I would recommend checking them out. I visited his workshop in Casablanca years ago and tried a number of ouds, which were well made.

alim - 8-22-2019 at 04:32 PM

Yes he still does, however he usually does not have any available for sale anymore as all his work is now custom orders.

Marcus - 8-22-2019 at 10:28 PM

The forum-member+ luthier Samir Abassi ( Sabbassi)moved from netherland to Morokko a few years ago.
Here is the link to his last post:
http://www.mikeouds.com/messageboard/viewthread.php?tid=17641#pid11...
and his Email: samir.abbassi@gmail.com
fb:https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Artist/Samir-Abbassi-309820289494784/

Cheers + good luck,

Marcus





alim - 8-23-2019 at 09:02 AM

Good point, I dd visit Samir, a couple of years ago, his workshop is between Casa and Rabat (Boznika), and he can pick you up from the train station. He makes great Ouds and might have some for sale. He's also a great guy and a Oud fanatic! I can give you his contact info if you want.

Cheers,

Ali-

abousammy - 8-23-2019 at 01:57 PM

the best way to get a prof oud is to contact one of the best oud makers in morrocco (casablanca area) and order it now:

1- khaled belhaiba
2- samir abbassi
3- majid attik
if you need any help for contact let me know .
the price depend on the wood you prefer: Maple, mahogany..rose wood........sound board..etc

JassimbinMater - 8-25-2019 at 05:42 AM

There are a number of quality oud makers in Morocco, however most of them don't have ready made ouds with them all the time. What city are you going to and what's your price range?

excentrik - 9-7-2019 at 08:00 PM

Thank you all. Abousammy thanks- Iíll be looking them up. Anyone know of a music store in Marrakech or tangier? Iíll be trying to get at least a gimbri/sintir/tabla one of each or all...