The oud is an instrument that has been played for over 5,000 years. Though it may not be familiar to many in Western culture, the oud is still a commonly played instrument in many parts of the world. Mr. Nazih Ghadban knows a thing or two about playing the oud. As a well-known and respected luthier, he has spent his life preserving these beautiful instruments. Not only can he make an oud, but he can also play a pretty mean lick. In this video he does both and shows why these instruments have been loved for thousands of years.