Photo : Anne-Marie Amyot
Sycomore aka European Maple and ebony are used in tandem for this instrument.
The neck is made of a Sitka spruce core, layered with ebony and Sycomore.
The Oud's particular pegbox (right) was laminated from ebony/sycomore to prevent any splitting sometimes associated with wooden pegs experiencing dimensional shifts from different relative humidity levels.
What a great feeling to hear my instrument being plyed at Montreal's Place de Arts.
Driving back in a hurry from the Woodstock Luthier Showcase in 2013, My wife Anne-Marie and I almost came-in late for the Oudistique show:
-We got there in-time, and where escorted to the concert hall. The room was dark, silent, and the little clerk's flashlight pointed-out to our seats. As I sat down, I heard this sound....
I barely could believe how big the oud sounded in this room.
Thank you Mohamed,
you made our day for sure.
Oud M. by Thierry André played by Mohamed Masmoudi Piece: Ben Seni Sevdigimi
Mohamed Masmoudi versatility is a result of his education: studying for 5 years at the Conservatory in Tunisia, classically trained at Université de Moncton in New Brunswick, taught by renown lute player Michel Cardin and composer Dr. Richard Gibson, and playing bass guitar with his jazz quartet So What, with whom he released his first album.
Based in Montreal, today Masmoudi performs across the world. While continuously exploring new projects, Masmoudi continues to teach, compose, and craft accessible and sophisticated music.