I just bought a 12 string oud/lute from Egypt, and I'm having some problems with its tuning.
Sometimes when I twist the tuning peg to get in tuning, it releases suddenly and drops the tuning all the way back, so I have to twist and press the peg against the hole everytime. When I'm playing, sometimes it releases itself and rolls the tuning back to the start.
I just want to know if it's normal for an oud being rustic this much, or if my oud came with a problem. If so, I need to exchange for a new one quickly.