This is a small instrument intended to be used while traveling. Its' total length is less than 40 inches making it capable of fitting in the overhead compartment of all major jet airlines. Although small, it is made out of top quality materials. Solid Sitka Spruce for the top and East Indian Rosewoood for the back and sides. The neck is 5 ply and features an adjustable truss rod. The tuners are Schaller minis with ebony buttons. The fretboard and bridge are ebony. The instrument is quite loud considering its' small size. The perfect travel companion!