Oudola

Name: Oudola.
Type: Lute > Chordophone.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 321.322.6
Country: Greece.
Region: Mediterranean.

Description: The Oudola is a stringed musical instrument. It is said to have been custom-built for Agapios Tomboulis, according to his own specifications. He combined the words oud and mandola, and named it oudola. The oudala has a fretless neck similar in length from nut to bridge like its later invented cumbus counterpart. It is strung and tuned in the same manner as the cumbus and oud.