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WOOD SARODS

2012 - 2016

Designed by Edward Powell with Arnab Chakrabarti... the "wood sarod" is a new innovative sarod construction method using lute making techniques for the body, and soundboard. A recent variation features a skin top with adjustable skin tension system.

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"RABUD" (HYBRID: Afghan Rabab / Oud)

2016

This one-of-a-kind instrument was designed
and build for Italian musician Peppe Frana
to fullfill his vision of an instrument
which would merge elements of an Afghan
Rabab, an Oud, and even a Sarod. When
Peppe saw/heard the Lute Sarod #1 (with
it's tune-able skin top) Peppe realized
that a nylon-string version of this
Lute Sarod would come very close to
manifesting his vision. The construction
took almost 2 years to complete as Edward
and Peppe wanted to get all the elements
'just right'.

The final result is very exciting indeed,
as it truly is an instrument (with just
one neck) which can faithfully render both
Raga and Maqam music: Indian, Afghan,
Turkish, Arabic, Persian, and more.

     


WOOD SAROD flat-back #2 (INDIAN SLIDE-GUITAR HYBRID)

2016

There are three very interesting
new features on this new Wood
Sarod. The most obvious and
dramatic is the ability of this
instrument to "morph" itself into
an INDIAN SLIDE GUITAR
(Mohan Veena) simply by swapping
the sarod nut for the much
taller slide guitar nut.

The next highly noteworthy new
feature is the addition of a jawari
bridge for the sympathetic strings.
This serves to forcefully accentuate
and amplify those strings.

The third new feature on this
instrument is a shorter string
length and higher tuning. The
string length is approx. 63.5CM
and the instrument responds
exceptionally well in
"D" and "C" tuning.

Build in the Summer of 2016 for
Jai Andrews who lives in Hawaii, USA.

     



ORIENTAL GUITAR

2015

Built for guitarist Jari James (U.K.)
according to his desire to have a
guitar with Oriental characteristics.
It is a 7 light-steel string guitar
with an oud back and 12 sympathetic
strings over a "javari" (buzzing)
bridge. The soundhole is on the
side of the instrument.

     


RAGMAKAMTAR (version #14a)

2013

Ragmakamtar is a combination of an oud and a sarod.

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RAGMAKAMTAR (version #9d)

2013

Ragmakamtar is a combination of an oud and a sarod.

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FRETLESS - LUTE/GUITAR

2013

Build for Christophe Godbille (France) according to his specifications. It is a fretless nylon string guitar with an oud soundboard and a flat guitar back.

     


RAGMAKAMTAR (version #7)

2011

Ragmakamtar is a combination of an oud and a sarod.

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RAGMAKAMTAR (version #6)

2009

Ragmakamtar is a combination of an oud and a sarod.

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DZUDDAHORD

2008

The Dzuddahord was built for Vladiswar Nadishana (Russia) according to his desire for a combination of a guitar with adjustable sitar bridges, a mandola, and a set of sympathetic strings with harp-type tuning levers.

     


RAGMAKAMTAR (version #3)

2007

Ragmakamtar is a combination of an oud and a sarod.

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BARITONE OUD

2002

The Baritone oud is an experimental oud with 15 strings and a 67cm long scale length. The bracing is "X-type" like a modern acoustic steel-string guitar. The tuning pegs are mechanical nylon string guitar tuners.

     


ARFO-BASS

2000

The AFRO-BASS (and the GUIMBRI-BASS) is inspired by the Moroccan guimbri... it is basically a guimbri except the neck is like that of a bass guitar.