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[*] posted on 9-10-2020 at 07:06 AM
What's this rumor about Turkish Ouds not being long lasting?


I've heard this from two different random strangers...

They have the impression that Turkish Ouds are not built to last...

What...?

I have read somewhere on this forum that Faruk Turunz doesn't like too thin of a soundboard because they don't last that long... Anyone else with more experience with Turkish Ouds please chime in.

Somehow I don't think is the case...




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[*] posted on 9-10-2020 at 10:51 AM


I think Ara Dinkjian will not agree with you))

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[*] posted on 9-10-2020 at 05:45 PM


I don't think there is anything true about it. It's more about the maker using stable seasoned woods and sound technique to create the instrument. And also more importantly, it's about the instrument being cared for and kept in the appropriate humidity range. Nahat and manols and other old ouds I have seen all have fairly thin tops. It's a misconception that the Arabic oud needs to have a thickner soundboard. The old masters were making tops that are quite thin. 2mm or even under.



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[*] posted on 9-11-2020 at 01:33 PM


Considering the number of still playable ouds from the early 20th century built in the Turkish style it's hard to give that idea much weight. Thankfully we don't see much of it here but I've noticed on YouTube, Facebook, etc. amateur players often feel the need to denigrate ouds from certain regions for whatever reason. They clearly don't know what they're talking about but I have seen it many times.
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[*] posted on 9-12-2020 at 04:45 PM


I agree with Samir - well said !

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