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[*] posted on 7-26-2011 at 11:26 AM
Cocobolo


Today I have come across a very old and beautiful piece of wood.: Cocobolo. I couldn't resist it and although it is an expensive wood. so I took it home and had very good look at it before i started cutting.

it is 115cm cm long 4,5 thick, and 34 cm wide.

Luckily the crack (see picture) stops far away form the safe 70cm needed for the ribs.

for now I have cut only 19 ribs needed of one oud,

The wood is so nice inside with some figures.

Does any one have a picture of a cocobolo oud? or any experience. it would be nice to share.


It is a true rosewood and seems to have very good tonal qualities


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[*] posted on 7-26-2011 at 12:34 PM


Hi Samir,
this will be a beautifull oud. Saad al Tayyar who is a master instrument maker, has built many ouds out of cocobolo. Its a beautifull wood that produced a very nice sounding oud.

You must be carefull though because its an oily wood so choose wisely which adhesive and finish you will use. Because the natural oils in the wood can affect them greatly.

cant wait to see it come to life :)




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[*] posted on 7-27-2011 at 02:18 AM



Oh yes I have seen his work. Gorgeous ouds. master pieces. we would love to see more from him.:)






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[*] posted on 7-30-2011 at 04:13 PM


Yallah baa... Eyzeen akhar min el cocobollo habibi :)

Just a word of encouragement. I am exited to see this oud come to life :)
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[*] posted on 8-26-2011 at 12:14 PM


Hi Samir!

Quote: Originally posted by sabbassi  
Does any one have a picture of a cocobolo oud?


No, but of an acoustic guitar:



Cocobolo is sounding similar to Brazilian rosewood, but it looks much nicer ;)

Quote: Originally posted by SamirCanada  
You must be carefull though because its an oily wood so choose wisely which adhesive and finish you will use. Because the natural oils in the wood can affect them greatly.


I bet shellac will be a great choice, or am I wrong? It would definitly look fantastic.




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[*] posted on 9-23-2011 at 03:49 AM


Hi Chris, Samir

I guess the only way to find out is to make a Cocobolo oud :)

this piece or cocobolo was found by chance in a big log.


Difficult to work with the swirls though, a rasor sharp planner did the job. because the cocobolo is a bit oily itself, is is a pleasure to work with. cleaning the joints with naphtha before using the glue is a must.

The left side of the bowl has also some boomatching.

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[*] posted on 9-23-2011 at 04:30 AM


thats gorgeous!
great work ya Samir. the bookmataching of ribs is a really nice touch.




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[*] posted on 9-23-2011 at 07:43 PM


as expected from u samir u produce a fantastic oud i love it keep up the fantastic work
I am staring to think that u produce one of the best ouds around the sound that is comming out of my floating bridge oud is absolutely second to none what a oud it is becomming sooooooooooo happy with it great work your no 1
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[*] posted on 9-23-2011 at 09:29 PM


Great work Samir as usual...keep it up ;)
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[*] posted on 9-24-2011 at 06:39 AM


Thank you Guys. Thanks Danny I'm happy for you . that's because you deserve it :)



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[*] posted on 9-24-2011 at 06:51 AM
Finished


Strings are up, just finished today

bowl 49,5 X 35,5
European spruce top
Ebony fingerboard
Brasilian rosewood bridge and pickguard (pickguard is rounded by 3 different wood colors )
cocobolo neck
cocoblo\maple pegbox
ebony purflings

soundboard and oud are french polished.
the oud sound very nice, and as always will need some time to grow up.




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[*] posted on 9-24-2011 at 06:52 AM


Oh my...:)
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[*] posted on 9-24-2011 at 07:33 AM


SOUND SAMPLE PLEASE SAMIR
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[*] posted on 9-24-2011 at 07:35 AM


He Danny I surelly will do soon. the sitrings are just about 2 hours on the oud. they need to be tuned.
there is power there :)




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[*] posted on 9-24-2011 at 08:39 AM


Looks great ... I'm curious how it sounds, too.



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[*] posted on 9-24-2011 at 12:16 PM


Mashallah Samir, it looks great and sure it sounds good too
I sent you an email, wondering if you saw it...
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[*] posted on 9-24-2011 at 03:47 PM


Great work Samir and a very good looking oud too.
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[*] posted on 9-25-2011 at 05:49 AM


Thank you guys, I appreciate it very much. I have managed to tune up the oud quickly.
here is a video and sound clip of the oud with the 24 hours.

the strings are Aquila,

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[*] posted on 9-25-2011 at 09:24 AM
cocobolo


What a beautiful oud Samir..Your work gets more and more refined with each instrument..The sound is already warm and even.. incredible work..thank you for sharing your love and passion with us...
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[*] posted on 9-25-2011 at 11:44 AM


Thank you teslim, You are welcome my friend and I will post more projects in details in the future. I still have many Ideas that I want to do with oud building, sound, shape, etc..

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[*] posted on 9-25-2011 at 04:44 PM


absolute work of art this oud sounds amazing great work samir i love it i think im in love with the sound of this oud
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[*] posted on 9-25-2011 at 10:40 PM


congradulations Sabbassi on your lovely oud. We look forward to seeing more of your work as always.
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[*] posted on 10-5-2011 at 05:39 PM


Samir, i'm not surprised anymore with your art since i received my repaired oud from you this summer. you always strive for better quality and beauty.

I haven't been able yet to announce my repaired oud by you due to my limited time with uni work. but soon a review will be out about the reborn oud dream by you.

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[*] posted on 10-6-2011 at 10:04 AM


Thank you Bulerias, Danny.
He Alan, Thank you my friend. busy as always :)




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[*] posted on 10-6-2011 at 10:27 AM


How was the experience of working with Cocobollo? would you use it again?



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