Oud By Hamid Ghorbanzade/Adi top/In Stock!
Ghorbanzadeh Bros artistry is unique,their instruments are unique, and the tone their instruments produce is unique. Many of their clients know this, and that's why their list of famous clients is probably sort of endless. Pair of names on that list: Arman Cigarchi & Negar bouban. Their instruments are fully made by hand. They are amazing gifted instruments, built with passion and great knowledge of wood and Lutherie.
Meet this brand new Oud. The Oud feels smaller because of the way it's build than it actually is, fits perfectly in any lap and has an especially open character.
When you play this Oud you'll know what I mean, the oud is absolutely unique, one of the best balanced instruments I've ever heard, refined and versatile. Because of the open structure of shellac, it's got a very open character whereby the freshness of the bass, even higher on the neck, are remarkable.
This oud is custom made with 5A grade Adirondack top and very old log of Curly walnut back. Even the braces are of adirondack.
This oud has TRUSSROD.
Adirondack Spruce Top
Origin: North America
Adirondack spruce has a “springy” quality. Acoustically, it produces a robust output and more dynamic range than Sitka, which allows it to be driven aggressively for greater volume without distortion. The midrange tones also tend to have a richer, sweeter quality.
Also known as Eastern red or Appalachian spruce. Its availability is beginning to increase slightly, as another generation of trees matures, although they’re still considerably smaller than their old growth forebears. Current supplies of Adirondack tend to lack a certain aesthetic purity of look (they tend to be wider-grained and more irregular in color and grain patterns), but tonally, Adirondack is even more dynamic than Sitka, with a higher ceiling for volume. The payoff is the ability to drive an Adi top hard and hear it get louder and louder without losing clarity; it’s hard to outplay it.
Another sonic nuance is its "an undeniable sweetness in every note, especially in the mids."
The Cedars and Redwoods do not develop dramatically over time like the Spruces. This is primarily because the Spruces contain resins that continue to dry and harden over many years. Cedar and Redwood don’t have resins and sound pretty well developed right off the bench. All Ouds will break in and develop regardless of resin content by virtue of playing and vibration through some magical realignment and relaxing of the wood fibers and molecules. All very scientific!
Action adjustment system
An important problem on almost all Ouds is that the neck rises up after a couple of years due to string's tension which increases the depth of the gap between strings and the finger board. This causes some critical problems:
1- The oudist will have to put more pressure on the strings while fingering. This will cause more pain on the finger tips and make the oudist tired more quickly.
2- The extra pressure causes false notes.
3- This will make it harder for the oudist to perform the techniques correctly.
Moreover, different oudists prefer different actions according to their playing styles. So the luthiers have to make low action or high action Ouds according to their order. Adjusting the action in other instruments is done by changing the top skin (instruments like the Tar and the Kamancheh) or changing the saddle (instruments like Setar or Santour).
Action adjustment system is designed so that the oudist can easily adjust the neck for his desired action. This is done by a number 6 allen screw which is installed on the bowl near the neck and it's not needed to adjust the neck from inside the bowl.
Bowl: Curly walnut
Neck: Curly walnut
Pegbox: Curly walnut
Brace wood: Adirondack
Soundboard: Adirondack 5A Grade
Glue: Hot Hide glue
Top finish: None
Hardcase: Included plus soft padded oud carrying bag