58.5 cm, Arabic tuning, low tension, wound g - PyramidRegular price $61.79
While there are Arabic ouds built at 58.5 cm, if you have a 58.5 cm scale length oud, it is more likely to be a Turkish build. A Turkish oud at 58.5 cm may sound better with the medium tension sets.
Experiment, or check with your oud maker on how your instrument is tuned and braced.This set uses a wound gg, providing a smoother timbral transition between registers.
Reach out to me if you want to substitute the 1005 with a 1013AL , which measures at 3.27 kgs and so is slightly more calibrated. Some people find that aluminum wounds can be fragile, so make sure all of your contact points -- i.e.. bridge, nut, tie slots, peg holes where the string goes through -- are smooth.
C 1237 3.45 kg
F 1024 x2 3.26 kg
A 1016 x2 3.21 kg
d 1109 x2 3.25 kg
g 1005 x2 3.17 kg
c' RN650 x2 3.34 kg
For a 7 course for this set, use the high f' of RN500 at 3.45 kg.
This also makes for a good medium set at 60 cm:
C 1237 3.62 kg
F 1024 x2 3.42 kg
A 1016 x2 3.37 kg
d 1109 x2 3.41 kg
g 1005 x2 3.30 kg
c' RN650 x2 3.52 kg