This oud was inspired by the classic designs coming from Aleppo. 600 scale. Beautiful rich delicate tone.
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Testimonials: 6/16/20 Simon Shaheen: "Master luthier"
6/23/16 Ara Dinkjian, NJ: "I met John Vergara at the Woodstock Invitational Luthier’s Showcase where he was displaying his finely constructed guitars and Arab-style ouds. Recently, I brought him a student’s oud which had developed a crack in its spruce face. Upon seeing John’s workshop, I was taken by how meticulous he is in organizing his tools. He did a wonderful job with the repair. As a result, I brought a couple of my ouds which needed more complicated work. Once again, he did a wonderful job. It is obvious that John Vergara is passionate about his work. In return, we should be grateful to have him in our lives."
2/22/16 George Ziadeh, NYC: "John vergara superb Arab oud luthier his ouds are young but they already sound like an old Nahat ."
2/15/15 Faraj Abyad, NYC: "Just wanted to say that I've been playing my "new" instruments non stop lately. Can't get my hands off them. Your work is amazing. They really sound like completely new instruments. The Oud and my violin sound so much better. And my friends violin I can tell will sound awesome once I put the new strings on. I highly recommend buying some good strings for the one you made. I think it'll take it to a whole new level. Even though it sounds amazing already."