As breathtaking as the first morning of spring with its promise of the coming warmth of sunlight, this 2021 Hossein Karimian oud is a work of art fit to breathe new life into your compositions--and your collection. Plucked harmonics yield haunting overtones, and the trebles shimmer with a focused edge, but don't overpower the balance between the bass and middle registers, which are themselves expressive and rich. And how could the voice be any less resplendent? Karimian blessed the gorgeous flamed maple, whose bee's wing figure gives the oud a sun-kissed golden hue, with Red Cedar top to ensure the tone of this oud. The tone of this beauty is comprehensive, articulate, and inspirational. With the same flamed maple neck, the rich warmth is amplified further.
Designed to be the perfect oud in mind, this oud maintains the elusive crispness, thanks no doubt to that Red Cedar top and the unflagging craftsmanship of Karimian Ouds. If you're looking for an oud that inspires as much for its appearance as its voice, your search is over: this "girl" is plucked for you.
Red Cedar is a great choice to go with Maple as it adds a bit of warmth and depth to the brilliant and powerful Maple tone.
Sound Sample: https://youtu.be/dBesK6ZlE4Y
Unfortunately, Oud pegs are still built as they were built in previous centuries. These pegs (commonly made of Ebony) have a simple mechanism and low accuracy. They also become non-ideal over time and by weather changes and their accuracy decreases which makes the oudist send the Oud to a luthier for regulation occasionally.
Bowl: Flamed maple
Neck: Flamed maple
Pegbox: Flamed maple
Soundboard: Red Cedar (grade 5A)
Bracewood: Red cedar
Rosette: walnut wood & Bone
Finish: french polish (shellac)
Top finish: French Polish
Scale: 58,5cm, 11 strings
Strings: Oriental Instruments Custom set
Comes with hardcase
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