Oud Construction book Turkish Oud Construction

Turkish Oud Construction Video

Based on the Manol design, a step by step instruction for building a Turkish oud. Purchase includes a full scale layout with patterns for the pegbox and rib flat patterns. Order on ebay (click here)

See the intro and first session intro (click here)

Oud Construction book

The Oud Construction book is spiral bound to open flat. It contains 124 pages with 100 photos and dimensioned detail drawings of each part.
It is a step-by-step instruction for how to build an oud. The design is from a 1910 Hanna Nahhat, but it can be proportionally applied to any fixed bridge oud.
To order the book, go to the Book Store or click the picture.

Completed Ouds

I have always felt as much satisfaction from helping others create their instruments as I do making my own ouds. To see pictures of Ouds built by people using the The Oud Construction and Repair book click here.

Made to order

A new oud can be fabricated to order. Designs are available for Arabic or Turkish designs: Nahhat, Gamil Georges, Bashir, Manol, and others.
Each instrument is made by hand to the highest standards with the best materials available and workmanship is guaranteed for life. Aged woods and decoration are available at additional cost. A refundable deposit of $100 USD will put you in the build schedule. 50% of the agreed price will be required when the build starts and full payment including shipping is due at completion. Hard-shell cases can also be made to order. For purchase and shipping information click here or on the pictures

Hanna Hanna Nahat Replica, based on a 1910 Hanna Nahat, this oud has powerful projection and long sustain. Click here to hear this oud
Bashir Bashir model floating bridge oud made to order. Based on a 1958 Mohamed Fadel Hussein. click to watch the video