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[*] posted on 10-20-2013 at 03:37 PM
Paul Papazian


Hello All:
My Grandfather is Paul Papazian, the finest oudmaker of his time.
He taught my uncle, John Merjanian, how to make ouds, and Uncle John was a fine luthier as well. I own the last oud made by my grandfather before he died, and I am wondering if anyone can refer me to a site or to a person who might be able to tell me if this oud has any value and what that value might be. I cannot play the oud so i's like someone who appreciates it to own it.
Thank you
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[*] posted on 10-21-2013 at 08:29 AM


Hi Basterma,

Where do you live? There are Forum members all over, and it always better to evaluate an instrument in person. This is especially true if it is older and needs work. And always try to get more than one opinion.

Peace out,
"Udi" John


P.S. I'm getting a strange and inexplicable craving for a pastrami sandwich...
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[*] posted on 10-21-2013 at 08:57 AM


http://www.varjouds.com/

Jonathan can help you with that for sure.




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[*] posted on 10-23-2013 at 12:03 AM


Basterma I sent you a U2U.

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[*] posted on 10-23-2013 at 07:06 AM


Funny coincidence, I just repaired an oud that John Merjanian made a new soundboard in 1977.



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[*] posted on 10-27-2013 at 03:02 AM


I would really love to learn more about your grandfather, and the oud.
Please feel free to email me.
Thanks!

Jonathan Varjabedian




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[*] posted on 11-14-2013 at 06:44 AM


Hi Basterma, I recall seeing an ad from a New Hampshire music store near the Lakes Region many years ago for an oud made by your grandfather and had passed that info on to Jonathan Varjabedian in his search for Armenian oud makers. By the time I got there it was sold :(.
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