Earlier we discussed that ouds differ according to regions.  Today we're going to focus on the Turkish oud.

The Turkish oud has a very close resemblance to the Egyptian oud, but the body of the Turkish oud is more slender and a bit smaller. The instruments themselves are of a very simple elegant touch, with focus on the mixing of wood types and design variations to give it that special touch.  The tuning of the Turkish oud with 11 nylon strings (in 6 courses), is two notes higher than the Egyptian oud : E AA BB ee aa d'd'.  The musical outcome and playing is similar to the Egyptian oud using a long thin plectrum.