Sylent-Oud: The first travel & electric Oud !

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

Below are some model ideas! Tell me your custom idea ... Change the wood body, add options ... Many things possible !

NEW Sylent-oud version V5 ! Choose wood body : Maple / Walnut / Mahogany


sylent-oud electric arabic basic model maple
1300 EUROS
  • All Basic features (read above)
  • Symmetrical steel hoops
  • 11 keys Gotoh (hidden style)
  • Preamp Belcat 3 bands + tuner

Globe trotter

sylent oud electric arabic walnut model globe trotter
1600 EUROS
  • Travel mode kit (speaker 3W + headphone sound card+ mini jack)
  • Belcat active preamp 3 bands + tuner
  • 11 keys Gotoh (hidden style)
  • Removable head (pegbox)
  • Arabic rosette
  • Classic & Short steel hoop (cutaway style)
Travel mode kit Included


عود عربي electric silent sylent oud flat back arabic turkish - left
1600 EUROS
  • 11 special coaxials speed tuners
  • Belcat active preamp 3 bands + tuner
  • Removable head (pegbox)
  • Arabic rosette
  • Classic & Short steel hoop (cutaway style)
Special Coaxial flat tuners

Classic wood

electric-oud-sylent-classic-wood-ebony-maple-short-hoop comp
1900 EUROS
  • 11 Coaxials flat tuners
  • Belcat active preamp 3 bands + tuner
  • Removable head (pegbox)
  • Arabic rosette
  • Classic and long wooden hoops hoop (cutaway style)

Classic PRO

Classic-wood-pro-abozekry-electric-oud-sylent-luthier-scaled comp
2200 EUROS
  • 12 keys Gotoh (hidden style)
  • 7 courses Do to high Fa
  • XL back bow rear hoop
  • Belcat active preamp 3 bands + tuner
  • Removable head (pegbox)
  • Custom rosette
  • Symmetrical wooden hoops
  • Ebony Arm guard


Hollow Electric oud sbd sylent mahogany hollow - عود كهربائي - face II
  • 7 courses (1+1+2+2+2+2+2 strings)
  • Wood for body (maple, walnut, cedar)
  • Wood fingerboard (Rowan, ebony, rosewood)
  • Fingerboard design (cut or symmetrical)
  • Pyrography customising
  • Worldwide delivery
  • ....

Basic features always included

News features since sylent-oud april 2021 #45 :
– Dim (without hoops) : 710×380(130)x133(79) mm
– Weight about 2kg
– Tuning: CFAdgc (Arabic) or EABead (Turkish) or FADgcf (Arabic Iraq) Tell me for other oud tuning 
– Oud piezo microphone high quality
– Sylent-Bridge innovation for setting piezo
– 11 nylon strings (12 or 7 courses in option)
– Preamp Belcat 3 bands & tuner
– Body Maple
– double carbon bar inside neck
– Fingerboard Ebony
– Scale/pitch : 585 mm 
– Bone head nut size 40 mm
– Bone bridge nut size playable zone 85mm
– black steel hoops (wooden hoops option)
– back rear wooden hoops classic size (xl back bow option)
Sold with padded softcase and accessories (plectrum, winder ,invoice, advice …)


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

عود عربي Sylent-oud softcase عود كهربائي

The first portable electric oud

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

Options for every Sylent-oud

Please go to to discover every options for Sylent-oud model below. Don’t hesitate to email me for any questions or custom request. 
Extra bow / wood hoops / Travel mode / removable head …

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 from 60$ see conditions here.

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

Where are Sylent-oud shipped to? (everywhere !)

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 ?

Questions / remarks on rates?

In 2021, France is the 15th most expensive country in the world according to this website, which compares the cost of living in 138 countries.
In France the cost of living is similar to Hong Kong, more expensive than in the USA, more expensive than in the United Arab Emirates, almost twice as expensive as in Saudi Arabia, 2.5 times more expensive than in Turkey and Egypt … 
So add that to a know-how, regular training, a lot of manufacturing equipment, supply of wood and other components, development research, communication, customer care, then French taxes, a cost of living in France, a currency more expensive than the US dollar … you get my rates.
By comparison, a professional guitar maker’s guitar costs at least 1500 euros, count more like 2000 euros (about 2400$) or more for a particular instrument. Thank you for your reading.