The Oud is the main instrument of Arabic and Turkish music and is popular throughout the Middle East and Europe. This is six course oud with classic tear drop shape and bowl bottom. It includes 5 wound nylon strings and 6 rectified nylon strings, as well as a fixed lacewood bridge. The body and neck are made from walnut and the bowl has white pinstripes in between each wooden stave. The neck and tuning pegs/ levers are also made out of walnut. Its soundboard is made from spruce wood and has a very natural look with variations of wood tone. It has three circle shaped sound holes, one larger one in the centre and two smaller ones below on the sides. Each has a beautiful Goat skin Rosette design. There is also a walnut pick guard at bottom to help prevent scratching soundboard when playing. This oud contains a great selection of woods and wonderful craftsmanship. There are multiple tuning options for instrument, but we recommend using the Arabic method: DGADGC. This oud has a range of more than 3 octaves. The oud is the main instrument of Arabic music and is popular throughout the Middle East. It means “piece of wood” in Arabic.