Faruk Türünz Ouds

Faruk Türünz' shop makes the most beautiful ouds in my opinion. Here are a couple of their recent designs that I particularly like:

Zeynel Demirtaş with his double soundboard cedar top oud:

Türünz Oud

Double soundboard cedar top with an ebony bowl:

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This is my newest oud, a Türünz custom single Turkish oud that I had designed to my specifications, with a palisander and platanus orientalis bowl and a spruce soundboard:

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Here is my Türünz custom single Arabic oud. The bowl is made of alternating santos and curly maple, and the soundboard is spruce. I bought this one in 2014.

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Tasos Theodorakis Ouds

Tasos Theodorakis is a Greek luthier located in Thessaloniki. His ouds look and sound fantastic. Here are a few pictures of an oud he made for Mavrothi Kontanis, currently owned by Matt Schreiber, (photos by Jean Biz Hertzberg):

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Nazih Ghadban Ouds

Nazih Ghadban of Beirut also makes beautiful Arabic style ouds. Here are a couple of ouds from his website:

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More to come!