Sunbat der Bedrossian, Damascus 1940
Once I got this Instrument as a present. It was originally made by Sunbat der Bedrossian, an Armenian oud maker. It was in a very bad and unplayable condition. Many parts could not be used any more. The slider left shows the situation when I got it.
Sunbat der Bedrossian was beside members of the Nahat family a famous oud maker in Damascus,Syria.
pictures of the original instrument
pictures of some of my copies
I wanted to keep it for a while before restorig it. But as my son was interested to play aoud I decided to make it for him. Te result you will see in the slider below.
Later on, I made several copies of this model, which I could discover very detailed, as the body was open and I could easyly take the measurements.
Now the Instrument is owned and played by the palestinian oudist Marwan Abado, who lives in Vienna. You’ll find some videos below.
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