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[*] posted on 1-10-2013 at 05:23 PM


Thanks guys :)

Paul, speaking of grain, what do you think of that quilted maple in the back ?

I will work on it some more this weekend and will see how much I get done...




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[*] posted on 1-18-2013 at 07:28 AM


Nice work Samir! However I thought this one was gonna be an Iraqi 'Fadelesque' oud.
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[*] posted on 1-18-2013 at 07:38 AM


Thanks Mehran,

I thought so too :P

Then again, I started this oud in July 2011 lol... I guess I changed my mind on that many times as it progressed. I was thinking floating bridge even at one point.

The main reason though is I dont have the right tools to make the kuwait model fadhel style inlays I had in mind. Perhaps the next one.

here is the cocobolo fingerboard, (still a bit oversize on the sides of the neck)




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[*] posted on 1-18-2013 at 04:37 PM


nice wood. where is the like button on this forum!?



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[*] posted on 1-19-2013 at 01:08 AM


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[*] posted on 1-25-2013 at 07:34 AM
Bridge blank


I have completed the bridge yesterday.

Its made of cocobolo that I have had now for 10 years and the previous owner had for 20 years. Needless to say it has been thouroughly dried. And I have noticed a big difference in the oil content compared to the fingerboard peice which is probably only a few years old.

I used an old syrian style bridge design as is used by Sukar etc...

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[*] posted on 1-29-2013 at 12:12 PM
Pickguard inlay


I made some more progress on the weekend.
Here is a quick shot with everything laid on top of the face. Not glued on yet.

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[*] posted on 2-24-2013 at 06:22 PM
Almost there!


All that is left now is to cut the rosette and to put some final touches on the finish.

I couldnt resist to string it and I am glad I did because in my opinion it is the best sounding oud I have now and I am happy that I will hand it over to my daughter some day.

I will post a video soon enough.

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[*] posted on 2-24-2013 at 08:16 PM


I really like it Samir.. great work. cant wait to hear it.



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[*] posted on 2-25-2013 at 09:15 AM


Great work! And nice pegs, too ;)



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[*] posted on 2-26-2013 at 05:35 AM


Thank you fellas,
I thought you would like the pegs Brian :)




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[*] posted on 2-26-2013 at 12:16 PM


Great job, this oud looks very nice and I can't wait to hear it.
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[*] posted on 3-4-2013 at 09:26 AM


Samir.. why don't you post that great youtube video of you playing this new beautiful oud! What a sound!



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[*] posted on 3-4-2013 at 10:29 AM


I guess I could do that...
Thanks John!

Here is a quick video I made to show the sound of the oud. I am working on posting some other clips but I am working from a Mac so its complicated for no reason :)

here is the link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgQqo7FfvQo&

Thank you everyone for the suport and encouragement along the way.
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[*] posted on 3-5-2013 at 06:56 PM


Wow that sounds incredible. It has a very nice arabic sound, I can't believe it's only your second oud; Also your playing is impressive.
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[*] posted on 3-6-2013 at 06:19 AM


Thanks Hamed,

Actually, this is oud #4. I have also replaced the tops on some other ouds so the top on this one I think is my 6th or 7th top.

But I will take the compliment either way :)

It took me some time to understand a bit more how to adjust the bracing and I hope I found the right recipe now just need to tweak a few things...




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[*] posted on 3-6-2013 at 12:02 PM


Ahh I see,
Either way i think it might be safe to quit your day job!
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[*] posted on 3-6-2013 at 01:41 PM


HA! thats an idea. I wish buddy I wish... not sure my wife would like that too much :)







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[*] posted on 3-6-2013 at 03:47 PM


Nicely done Samir.

Keep your day job AND enjoy making many more ouds - that is the ideal situation economically. Also remember happy wife = happy life!

Congratulations on your new addition to the family - may your daughter bring you both joy and happiness and turn out to be a great oudist (or luthier) under your tuition. Regards to Diana. Drop by some time.

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[*] posted on 3-7-2013 at 01:04 AM


I have to say that sounds seriously good - nice plying which helps. Be proud of yourself !!

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[*] posted on 3-7-2013 at 05:47 AM


Thanks John, Leon. :)
Lady luck was on my side for this one.

Yes the visit is overdue absolutely. I will try to stop by sometime this spring/summer. Maybe that old oud of yours will be singing again when I come :) We can coordinate on email.




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[*] posted on 3-7-2013 at 07:30 AM


Summertime will be good as there is currently about a metre of snow cover on the ground here.

The old oud is close to being completed with repairs only to the sound board edging and brace refitting to finish before final assembly. Will see if I can complete the work so that you can give it a test run later this year (I also have a lot of wife directed projects around the house to complete which always gets in the way of progress of the really interesting work!!).

You might also like to try out the fretted 'Urmawi' oud when you visit - silk strings and all!
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[*] posted on 3-15-2013 at 10:03 AM


that's the problem with wives.. its why I got rid of mine



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[*] posted on 3-15-2013 at 10:17 AM


Quote: Originally posted by bulerias1981  
that's the problem with wives.. its why I got rid of mine


Good thing you did it in the spring, after the ground had thawed.




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[*] posted on 3-15-2013 at 10:59 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Brian Prunka  
Quote: Originally posted by bulerias1981  
that's the problem with wives.. its why I got rid of mine


Good thing you did it in the spring, after the ground had thawed.


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