Thursday, December 18, 2008
New Strings at Khalaf Oud
I'm happy to reintroduce these fine strings for Turkish oud.
This set is designed and manufactured to the specifications of oud virtuoso Necati Celik. These are the strings that Necati uses on his own ouds. It's designed around his own tuning, but the two lower courses can be variably tuned. These are top quality strings, on par with the best like Pyramid and Kurschner lute strings, only with a much more attractive price.
The other set, designed around a more common tuning, uses the same strings as the Necati set, only with slightly different gauges. As with any Turkish oud strings, these can also be used for Arabic ouds with a longer scale (61cm+) and Arabic tuning (a whole step lower).
Any time I'm able to offer excellent strings at a good price, I'm going to jump on it! And these definitely fit the bill.
Take a look at the new strings here: MusiCaravan Strings