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[*] posted on 5-20-2011 at 01:54 AM


But seriously, it is amazing to discover a brand new Elias Abdo in 2011, and I always love the stories behind the instruments.

Thank you Al Faraby for sharing.

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[*] posted on 5-20-2011 at 02:34 AM


Hi Alami

I can't let you cut an oud in half so keep playing it - that will do for me:airguitar: ... but it was worth a try. You are right, the story of the Nahats it amazing.

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[*] posted on 5-20-2011 at 06:24 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Alfaraby  
This evening I had one of the most moving experiences I had with the Nahat ouds issue .

The bowl is made of an unknown wood to me, pretty heavy, the soundboard is B' class spruce, the roses are handmade ivory on wood, the fingerboard is ivory inlay in ebony, the bridge is the same we see in other Nahats', the pickguard is ebony ...

Unfortunately, I couldn't play the oud. The strings were old & worn out producing dull sound, but after all it sounded just like any other new oud, or unplayed oud for 35 years.




Mahraba ya azizi!

WOWWWWWW! LILILILILILILILILILI:applause:

You did an excelent job! I must confess I fell jealousy... Ok, I know - God forbides hahaha - but anyway, I had to take a plane from Rio to Sao Paulo to shot those Ouds... You decide to take a coffe break in front of your house.... and you found the same ouds????? Identical and brand new, just like the ouds I saw here.

Maktub! That was your destiny. I knew the right person to play it would appear. And it was YOU! Alhamidullilah!!!!!!!

No chances to change the strings and give us an idea of its sound??

As I have told you before... Eliasī ouds were not a trade... he was much more interested to please himself and his friends/family... Not for show. Itīs difficult to understand how life was in past times... as we now live in a REALITY SHOW every day...

I sent you an email recently. Have you read?? A Eliasī niece wrote me and told me Nahats here did not made any ouds from Abdoīs death to the lates 70īs.... Until she did not give me the authorization, I am not able to publish this information officially at AL Tarab... But at least, makes sense to my research, as I was looking for those misterious ouds of that period (this one you found is 76īs and is according to the dates she gave me)...

I am sure this wood is brazilian, the same wood I saw. Yes, they were heavy ;-)

You made my day, Uncle Jamil! Take care!!! And enjoy Brazilian cofee. The best of the world ;)


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[*] posted on 2-16-2013 at 03:10 AM


Quote: Originally posted by liviajacob  
Hi, folks....

Maybe you are going to like it. I hope so! A gift to Nahat oudsī addicted. I must confess I did not want to open the web site again... but it would be a pity to waste those pictures... I know it can be usefull to many people. So... I am back for a while. Unfortunatelly Eliaīs grandson gave me no clue about the year of those Ouds... :(

http://altarab.multiply.com/photos/album/31
http://altarab.multiply.com/photos/album/32/32
http://altarab.multiply.com/photos/album/33


With my best wishes, Livia.
P.s.: By the way - Happy 2011, happy carnival, Happy easter and whatever.... ;)


Did anyone by any chance save the photos of the 1924 Mississian oud that were on the above site? I would really like to compare them with another unidentified oud, but I can't seem to access any photos via the above links...

Many thanks

David




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[*] posted on 3-14-2013 at 08:46 AM


Quote: Originally posted by David Parfitt  
Did anyone by any chance save the photos of the 1924 Mississian oud ? I would really like to compare them with another unidentified oud, but I can't seem to access any photos via the above links...


Here you go, though not a Nahhat issue, but a chance to revive this outstanding thread.

Cheers David

Yours indeed
Alfaraby

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[*] posted on 3-14-2013 at 12:44 PM


Thank you very much Alfaraby! This enables me to confirm the identity of a "mystery" oud owned by Elyasaf Shweka (see below). I thought the Arabic text might read "Mihran Mississian", but the portrait settles it.

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David







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[*] posted on 3-15-2018 at 07:42 AM
Elias Abdo Nahat


I found this lovely picture of Elias Abdo Nahat, recently uploaded by his family in Brazil. He is holding one of his ouds like a proud father.

Elias Abdo Nahat.jpg - 79kB




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