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[*] posted on 5-27-2017 at 04:38 AM
manol brace


hello every one ,
I have started to make my first oud , I will build it as manol sketch , but I don't have manol brace method, and the measurements of brace to give turkish oud sound , can anyone help with skitch like this in attachment , thanks .

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[*] posted on 5-27-2017 at 07:08 PM


what do you think is the best shape of braces to give turkish sound

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[*] posted on 5-29-2017 at 10:09 AM


Hello Mohammed

do you have access to Facebook ? In this case, check this. It will give you an idea of the thiness of turkish bracing (manol original or inspirate ? I dont speak a word of turkish):

https://www.facebook.com/huseyin.aktel.1/posts/10152787795572440

It is tricky and Nothing can over balance experience for thinking the bracing. i recommend you check the flexibility of the soundboard of a lot of ouds if you can to make an idea on how far you can go. Too stiff you'll kill the sound, too flexible the oud will get old bad under string pressure (the soundboard may bump and the get unplayable). For positionning the braces you have of course a lot of receipe. But octave braces seems rather consensual. A good basis also can be positionning the rosette on the classical style you wish (folowing a renowed old master) and position the brace dependng the rosette, that will give you a good basis though not all the braces. I cannot assume it as truth, just an hypothesis i illustrated there:

http://www.mikeouds.com/messageboard/viewthread.php?tid=15903

i made three tries. The color of the sound change depending on the receipe of brace positionning for sure but the main will be on your way to think flexibility of the soundboard. I believe it is good also to make a work on asymetry, you have many way to achieve: on brace height, thickness, positonning, soundboard thickness also

Just the opinion of an amateur though

Best regards and good luck in your project






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[*] posted on 6-18-2017 at 08:43 PM


Here is some photos of an original Manol soundboard











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