The Godin MultiOud is a modern semi-acoustic electric Oud. I have been excited to experiment with one for a long time, so I borrowed my friend’s MultiOud. I’ve been playing with it for about two weeks now and I’ve learned a fair bit about it. After reading this article you will know whether or not the MultiOud is the right instrument for you!
In the video below you will hear some the deal-breaking features of this instrument. You will hear demonstrations on 11 different of the main sound profiles this instrument has to offer. I give you my honest opinion of this instrument and you’ll understand the strengths and weakness of this instrument.
The Good Stuff
The MultiOud has a semi-hollow body, with a combination of 2 condenser mics and 1 pickup built into it. The built-in preamp allows you pick a range of sound by drawing from both the pickup and the condenser mics OR you can choose to draw sound from only the pickup or the condenser mics.
Watch the above video for all the details.
The Final Judgement
I am fascinated by this instrument. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced player of the Oud. The MultiOud is definitely worth trying.
1. It is a well crafted instrument with state of the art electronics.
2. It is easy to play
3. It is great for playing Turkish music
4. It is easy to amplify
1. It lacks the original charm and aesthetic quality of the average Oud.
2. The sound is not a traditional Arabic sound.
Would I Buy the MultiOud?
I would love to have a MultiOud in my arsenal. It wouldn’t be the first Oud I buy. But this is the best electric Oud out there! Especially if I played a lot of fusion music with loud Western instruments. This instrument has a lot to offer, and at a good price as well. Get more details below:
Now tell us in the comment section below – are you going to buy a MultiOud? If you have one already, what do you think about it? Your comment will help others interested in giving it a try.