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Joseph Tawadros plays JT Signature Oud built by Faruk Türünz




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Published on Jul 28, 2007

The Joseph Tawadros Signature Oud...
This record features James Tawadros.
From the oudmaster:
A new and exciting Oud from Faruk Türünz Oud Shop in Istanbul, Turkey.

Using the highest quality woods, high tech jigs and much TLC.
This Oud is modelled on the custom specifications of Contemporary Oud Virtuoso Joseph Tawadros.

The JT Signature Oud offers its player much flexibility, a wide range of dynamics and a Sweet Arabic Resonance specially designed.This Model has been a labour of love and is evident in the final product.
Tawadros has collaborated with a plethora of artists from many diverse genres -From Traditional Arabic artists to Punk; 'I think this Oud will suit players who love the deep, well rounded and charming Arabic sound, but want to explore it in different areas not just in the traditional sense' JT...This Oud offers players an expressive range of possibilites and a NEW AGE in oud construction.

The Joseph Tawadros Signature Model includes;

# 7 courses tuned (from bass to treble)

C (can be tuned down to an G as suggested by JT) -- single course
F (can be tuned down to a D as suggested by JT) -- single course (if double preferred, can be arranged)
A -- Double course
D -- Double course
G -- Double course
C -- Double course
F -- Double course

# A High Quality Fishman under saddle Acoustic pick-up and pre-amp equalizer.

# Tuned bracings for Arabic tonalities and special Faruk Turunz Frequency Formula.

# Stylish Joseph Tawadros Logo carved in the Ebony fingerboard using PlexiGlass (Logo also available in Mother of Pearl -- Must be discussed with me Please see photo.)

# Tuning Pegs available in Ebony, Indian Rosewood.

# The current JT Signature Model Bowl is made of Maccassar Ebony, Dalbergia Sprucceana and Three stripes of Curly Maple.
Other woods available: Padouk, Wenge, Walnut
Bowl Finishing - Varnish consists of Polyurethane and Polish.

# The current JT Signature Model's Soundboard is made out of Top Quality Aged Canadian Cedar.
Soundboard is also available in top quality aged Eastern Black Sea Spruce.

# Materials for Rossette design to be discussed with me.
Rings around rossettes available in Mother of Pearl or PlexiGlass, please see photos.

# Current JT Model's Pickguard and Cap were custom designed by Turkish Inlay Artist Salih Balakbabalar using various rare materials, other options are available...To be discussed by me.

# A solid plywood, velvet lined case.

# Oud also comes in a 6 course model.


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