Wednesday, May 7, 2008

A very special oud for a friend

In a few weeks, this instrument will be delivered to it's owner, Mike Malek.
Over the course of the last year, Mike and I have been designing every aspect of this instrument, from the bowl woods, all the way to the little inlays on the upper bout of the face. Over a year and dozens of Photoshopped jpeg-laden emails later, the oud is finally finished. This instrument was based largely on an oud made by Abdo Nahat & Sons in the early 1930's, with some elements borrowed from other Nahat ouds. Look for some more details about this particular instrument in some upcoming entries.


  1. allah ya Jameel... Jameel Jamal, this out is a knockout, gorgeous, and will sound awesome! If Simon Shaheen played your second oud in a show in your area, this is only going to be better! Jameel, you are the new Nahat of the USA, hands down!

    George Wakim

  2. awesome and stunning for simple
    sound was not what I expected, I was very surprised as this is the first time I have ever heard one of these.


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