All apprentice ouds are worked on in the workshop of master oudmaker, Maurice Shehata. They are all setup with new pegs and have been inspected by either Maurice or Hany. These ouds are a great value, especially for those who are just getting started with the oud. The ouds come with an excellent gig bag and two rishas. There is an additional $50 handling fee for international customers.
This oud does not have a video recording. Please email me for further information about this oud if you are interested.
Posted by Z Hans on 18th Oct 2016
I originally purchased a different Apprentice Oud that was packed and shipped immaculately, but it didn't quite feel right to me. The size was a bit large and I didn't feel like I connected with it, and had feared I selected the wrong one. Of course there is always this risk while purchasing a musical instrument online without testing it out first. So, I contacted Mike, and since I happened to live about an hours drive away, he invited me to come and check out some other ouds and gave me the options to exchange it or get a full refund if I didn't find one that I was happy with. Mike has a genuine commitment to the customer being happy, and he was extremely helpful. I chose a few ouds, he inspected them and tuned them up for me and sat as I played the different ouds. I ended up deciding to exchange the one I had for Apprentice Oud 136, and I am glad I did. It is a beautiful instrument and sounds great with nice harmonic overtones and quality craftsmanship. I fall in love with it more each day. Thank you Mike, you are the man.