The Oud is an 11 string fretless lute that pre-dates any other ancestor of the guitar. Truly the oldest of the "guitar" style instruments it is still played today as a lead and accompaniment instrument in groups throughout Turkey, Iraq, Syria, and the world
The Iraqi Oud
Travis plays an Iraqi Oud. This Oud is known for having a floating bridge and a tighter more focused sound. Used by many Oud soloists it is a great choice for leading a group!