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.
Posted by Tony on 5th Jun 2019
This was my first oud, but I play a dozen other string instruments. My experience dealing with Mike was first class. Very personalized attention to my needs and excellent communication made the whole shopping process unforgettable. Rare is service like that anymore. Especially when buying online. The instrument itself was surprisingly comfortable. The tuners are excellent, tuning stability was perfect, and the build quality feels solid. String height/action was low but without noise. It plays very nicely. Also want to note, shipping was amazing. The packing was very reassuring that nothing would have happened even if the box got tossed around. I was surprised how solid the packing was! Especially for a light acoustic instrument. Overall, I don't think you can find a better place to buy an Oud.