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[*] posted on 9-18-2019 at 05:02 AM
buying a Turkish oud


Hi all,

I live in Istanbul and would like to buy an oud. I would like to buy a Turkish oud that is a decent instrument and not just a low quality or touristy piece.
I already play saz and guitar and would like to learn the oud to a reasonable level.

Please can anyone recommend a shop/maker or brand in Istanbul, I know Faruk Turunz is an excellent maker, but as an English teacher in Istanbul I am earning about $1000 per month. Is it really not worth buying anything cheaper, or should I save up for a reduced Turunz oud, or can a cheaper brand be quite good?

Any advice would be gratefully received

Cheers
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[*] posted on 9-18-2019 at 02:53 PM
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I have a Faruk Turunz Arabic custom single. I have had it four about 4 years now. It is absolutely Amazing! Iíve also heard good things about his reduced priced Ouds. If possible I would definitely recommend getting an Oud from Faruk Turunz. It may cost more but in my opinion itís worth every penny.

Edward
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[*] posted on 9-19-2019 at 12:42 AM


There are other excellent oud makers in Istanbul. Check Mustafa Copcuoglu, Hatef Shaterian, Ramazan Calay, at rather fare prices.
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[*] posted on 9-19-2019 at 02:11 AM


Quote: Originally posted by stavros  
There are other excellent oud makers in Istanbul. Check Mustafa Copcuoglu, Hatef Shaterian, Ramazan Calay, at rather fare prices.


:) +1
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[*] posted on 9-19-2019 at 05:11 AM


And one more definitely worth talking to - Dr. Cengiz Sarikus
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[*] posted on 9-19-2019 at 06:42 AM


Thanks for the responses, that's really helpful
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[*] posted on 9-20-2019 at 12:07 AM


Beside the above listed oud makers there is also Salih Bilgi an oud maker from the younger generation. You can check his instruments on his instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/salihbilgiouds/
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