Ouds


Bowl Back

I build ouds following the traditional Turkish style of construction. The inspiration for my original oud design comes directly from the work of several master builders of Turkish ouds. The soundboard is unfinished, standard scale length is 582mm and the design is available with either one or three soundholes.

Although Turkish in construction, the design and materials in my instruments are inspired by the Pacific Northwest. I use local materials and natural themes for my design. The result is a traditional instrument fully rooted in local culture.



  • Scale length - 582cm
  • Body width - 15.75
  • Options


Flat Back

I build ouds following the traditional Turkish style of construction. The inspiration for my original oud design comes directly from the work of several master builders of Turkish ouds. The soundboard is unfinished, standard scale length is 582mm and the design is available with either one or three soundholes.

Standard scale is 582mm, but other lengths can be accomodated.



  • Scale length - 582cm
  • Nut width - 37mm
  • Body width - 15.75
  • Options

Contact & Information


Contact

JBH Guitars
Josh Humphrey
209 S Anderson St.
Ellensburg, WA 98926

jbhwoodworking@yahoo.com

(541) 954-2621

Ordering

Current wait time on orders is roughly 6-8 months. I am accepting orders for the models you see on this site, as well as custom and hybrid instruments. You can get an idea about what I might build based on the work pictured, but I am always willing to pursue additional avenues, so don't hesitate to ask!

Base price for guitar and oud is $4000, for bouzouki $3500. Once you decide to order, I accept a $500 deposit, with the balance due upon completion. All prices include a custom case. Flight cases are available by request for an additional charge, and required for international shipping.