Visit the forums on Mike Ouds Website to find a wealth of information.
Get your strings from Brian Prunka at his website here.
For lessons with a Oud Master and wonderful teacher, contact Adel Salameh.
For lessons with an experienced teacher and an great guy, contact Mavrothi.
Visit this site for awesome lessons and instructions on how to learn to play the oud.
Visit this site for excellent lessons for oud and other instruments.