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[*] posted on 9-11-2017 at 04:23 AM
Thomann Ouds?


Hi all,

Does anyone have any experience with the Ouds stocked on http://www.thomann.de?

They sell a brand called Saz and also their own.

I'm looking to buy my first Arabic Oud new or second hand in the UK.
Thomann is appealing as there is no import tax compared to arabinstruments and my budget is only 350. I'm a classical guitarist and just want something for fun.

These are two I have in mind:

https://www.thomann.de/gb/saz_tg3kc_arabic_oud_ch_wn.htm
https://www.thomann.de/gb/thomann_arabian_oud_de_luxe.htm

All advice or alternative choices welcome!

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[*] posted on 9-11-2017 at 05:39 AM


Don't even consider it, they are rubbish and have zero tone. I can help you find something for around 300 if interested, i am in the UK. As long as you don't mind a second hand instrument. Whereabouts are you based ?
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[*] posted on 9-11-2017 at 06:34 AM


Fair enough! Thanks, I'd really appreciate that. I don't mind having a second hand one at all.

I'm based in Leicestershire. Most of the 2nd hand ones I've seen are in London but if people can vouch for a certain Oud, I am willing to buy without trying.
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[*] posted on 9-11-2017 at 07:07 AM


Ok, i am only in Shrewsbury, not that far. My email address is gurdjieff2001@gmail.com
If you email me i will let you know, i come across instruments all the time, and get trade-ins. Russell
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[*] posted on 9-11-2017 at 01:22 PM


I have two professional iraqi ouds
One is floating bridge made by Fares Jihad
And the other one is made by Kareem alfadal
I"m based in west London

Here are the post

http://www.mikeouds.com/messageboard/viewthread.php?tid=17161

http://www.mikeouds.com/messageboard/viewthread.php?tid=17230
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[*] posted on 9-12-2017 at 06:50 AM


Hey there,

I just want to give a reply on the first question.

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Does anyone have any experience with the Ouds stocked on http://www.thomann.de?
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I have a Thomann turkish style Oud in my hands from time to time. It was easily available and not too expancive for an institution that works with refugees.

Pros
It is quite robust
easily playable
good to get in tune.
very light

Cons
It is not very loud
the rosett is made of paper
the back seems to be one part with a covered whit a photo paper that looks like ribs

It is very cheap made but surely playable and for my opinion, sufficient to have a nice musical suituation.

On Stage it would mind if it could satisfy all my requirements.


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[*] posted on 9-13-2017 at 08:10 AM


Ugh .... a cheap oud is a nasty thing .... its like playing on a plank with strings. It's not worth the effort, or the money. Better to buy used and higher quality, with a few playing marks, and get TONE.
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