Sylent-Oud: the electric oud for travel

Sylent‑oud origin

” If you’re an oud player and have the opportunity to travel, you’ll quickly realize how difficult it is to move a large, sensitive acoustic instrument. After a trip in Turkey, I designed this musical instrument on a computer. Very compact, ergonomic and electrified, it meets the exact needs of a musician who wants to travel and explore the oud universe. ” – Sylvain BD

Basic features

– Dim (without bows) : 710×354(130)x133(79) mm
– Weight: less than 2kg
– Tuning: CEAdgc (Arabic) or EABead (Turkish) or FADgcf (Arabic Iraq)
– Piezo microphone (Passiv preamp in option page)
– Strings Nylon
– Body Mahogany
– Fingerboard Rio rosewood
– Scale : 585 mm (600 mm in option below)
– Nut : 40 mm
– Sold with softcase and accessories (plectrum, winder ,screws …)


– Dimension: 800x300x100 mm (31.5x12x4 in)
– Easily becomes hand luggage in an aircraft

Sylent-oud softcase

Prices, order, delays, delivery

This professional quality musical instrument is patented by the INPI N°2018/4968). It is manufactured and adjusted by hand. 
Customization and modification of model is possible. it is sold with its transport with invoice. Prices are below. 
A 50% deposit is required for the order. Payment is possible via bank transfer, Western union, Paypal (+5%). Depending on availability and other ongoing projects, a manufacturing lead time of 6 weeks is expected. Make an order here.
International delivery with insurance costs 170$ see conditions here.

How to buy a Sylent-oud SBD ? 
Wich are the Shipping and warranty conditions ?

Where are Sylent-oud shipped to?

International shipments of Sylent-oud or other SBD musical instruments are possible. All packages are under high warranty to avoid problems in case of loss. Each package is always tracked to the receiver. Below is the world map of destinations already done.

Wich are the Shipping and warranty conditions ?


Sylent-oud electric basic model
$ 1300 (1150 Euros)
  • Basic features
  • Gotoh keys
  • Accessories
  • Softcase
  • Symmetrical hoops


Silent oud electric oud SBD profil site
$ 1550 (1385 Euros)
  • "Basic" version options
  • Passiv Preamp volume tone
  • Rosette islam
  • Pyramid set strings for lute
  • Bank transfer or Paypal tax

Globe trotter

Sylent-oud Globe trotter
$ 1830 (1635 Euros)
  • "Classic" version options
  • Travel mode kit
  • Short hoop (cutaway style)
  • Folding head

Fully equipped

$ 2350 (2100 Euros)
  • "Globe trotter" version options
  • Passive preamp
  • Added hoop (short or long)
  • Wireless kit


Rosette-pyrographie sylent-oud demo
  • 7 courses (1+1+2+2+2+2+2 strings)
  • 600 mm pitch
  • Wood for body (maple, walnut, cherr wood)
  • Wood fingerboard (dos santos rosewood, ebony, rosewood)
  • Fingerboard design (cut or symmetrical)
  • Pyrography customising
  • World wide shipping

The first portable electric oud

The sylent-oud is above all a musical instrument designed to travel. That’s why it includes a clever travel kit with reverb and other effects to play alone or with other musicians in acoustic. The sound level is more powerful than a traditional oud.