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To the  right, cover art from the Rich and Connie Shelengian CD  "Oud Vibrations", with the Shelengians pictured with a custom-made Merjanian oud from 1979.  The oud has two electronic pickups located under the bridge attached to a quarter-inch jack for amplification.  Merjanian added a small strip of hard wood on the face to minimize wear when playing in the higher registers.  Photograph used courtesy Rich Shelengian, www.cdbaby.com/cd/shelengian
To the right, Merjan #19, dated January 11, 1982.  Completely original.  Pick guard/mizraplek now missing. 
To the right, the label from a Merjanian dated 11/21/83, and numbered as oud 35
Merjanian oud to the right is dated 12/12/91, and is not numbered.  Walnut and maple staves.  Face has been replaced, with original having had the maple strip above the large rosette (as seen in previous photographs).  Photographs courtesy Bob Arzigian.
To the right, a Merjan from 1992

I would like to have photographs of every Merjanian oud made, along with the accompanying date on the label, and oud number.  I am guessing that the number totals less than 50.  Any input would be appreciated.  Email.