I've heard a fretless nylon string Renaissance (the brand not the era) by Rick Turner do a very convincing oud like sound, The model is the RN6, and I know of at least one jazz guitarist in the Pittsburgh area who has one but I don't remember his name. They are not cheap, The budget alternative would be to yank the frets from an Epiphone Chet Atkins copy an fill in the holes with wood filler. I do know that Rick has made a few instruments with lament woods that are less expensive, but still have the great pickups and construction.Good luck,Bill-----Original Message-----
From: Monica [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, June 22, 2006 1:07 AM
Subject: oud simulator?Hey - does anyone happen to know if there's an effects pedal or box out therethat simulates an egyptian oud? I am soooo tired of dealing with all themaintainence problems with a real one - it would be awesome if there wasa simulation for guitar. Any info?A thousand salaams...Monica
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