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4) Stephan Aeppli's Egyptian oud: this instrument was originally covered in thick varnish and had large plastic rosettes and a pickguard that seriously affected the resonance. The owner removed the center rosette and got the instrument stripped and oiled. The sound improved greatly.

 

5) Basem Schurmann's rare two-necked oud: how is pitched this oud? the upper neck EADGCF; the lower neck can be pitched in two ways: one like a fretless bass guitar, or just tuning it one step lower than the other neck. The owner says that this is a very good solution to play with singers with bariton. Note the mechanical pegs instead the conventional ones.

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