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[*] posted on 11-17-2011 at 09:06 AM
Ghadban floating bridge


Hi All

Im selling my Nazih Ghadban floating bridge oud for 1,000 exc shipping. Details are as on the attached data sheet provided by Nazih.

This is a lovely sounding oud and, with a very deep and soft tone for a floating bridge (the sound is actually more towards a fixed bridge) but it has really remarkable volume and projection. Bought directly from Nazih in Ras Baalbek, one careful owner. It has one or two minor scratches but is otherwise in excellent condition and is a very well made and reliable instrument excellent tuning stability. Currently strung with new Aquilas C-C (not F-F as most floating bridges I find it works very well this way but you can easily buy just the top aquila F stirngs if you want to change).

Id much prefer to sell within the UK to avoid any shipment-related risks and allow the buyer to try before buying. Price includes a sukar case.


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[*] posted on 11-17-2011 at 09:10 AM
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[*] posted on 11-17-2011 at 12:36 PM


Hi Dave.

Lovely sounding oud. Somebody should snap this up. It plays and sounds so well. I think the lucky person will be very pleased.

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[*] posted on 11-17-2011 at 01:30 PM


Yes, have played this oud. Very powerful, lots of volume, very good tone and clarity:airguitar:



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[*] posted on 11-18-2011 at 12:14 AM


Thanks guys - hope to see you soon!
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[*] posted on 11-18-2011 at 03:19 AM



Kelly,

Will the lucky person be me ??????:D

DaveH all the best my friend, I remember clinging to thaht oud in my first visit to yours and it was my first encounter with a Ghadban oud... what an oud that is and what a satisfied new owner will it make:applause:




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[*] posted on 11-19-2011 at 06:55 AM


Hey Awad, how are you? Seems like ages. If you're interested, you're priority No 1! See you soon anyway - Sound's like there area a few new ouds around - dying to try some.

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[*] posted on 11-19-2011 at 04:47 PM


Nice oud and equally nice playing. I'm guessing the strings are fairly high relative to the face and/or neck right?
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[*] posted on 11-21-2011 at 03:04 AM


Hi Ameer and thanks.

If you mean the action, not really - it's 3mm at the neck-body joint. Yes, like all floating bridge ouds, there's more space between the strings and the face because of the raised fingerboard. That distance would be about 10mm at the bridge.
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[*] posted on 11-21-2011 at 11:04 AM


Interesting. I just noticed that your second course was rather mid-heavy and that tends to occur when the strings are farther from the face and/or fingerboard (not sure how much each distance has to do with it yet). If you ever feel so inclined, put a lower bridge on it and see how the sound changes. The second course tends to be the most sensitive when it comes to nylguts but the others will be affected to varying degrees. I've found that PVFs tend to have less mids to begin with so all other things being equal a way to compensate for the mid hump of a nylgut string on a high bridge is to put an equivalent PVF string. Anyway, you're trying to sell an oud so I'll go away now; good luck.
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