The body is made with alternating staves of lacewood & sheesham on sides & back; in a matte finish. The soundboard is spruce. The neck is lacewood with a sheesham finger board. The frets on the neck are tied nylon, there are 6 sheesham frets on the spruce soundboard. The tuning pegs are sheesham. It has 5 courses of 2 strings each (course 1- 3 nylon and course 2 - 5 nylon & silver wound). The bridge has a sheesham base with lacewood top; the ornate sheesham mustache stands out against the light spruce soundboard. It has one soundhole in the center of soundboard which is exceptionally ornate, 4 layer deep, parchment style rosette.
Suggested tuning is: A,D,G,B,E (range A2 - E5).
Includes a well-padded gig bag with double ended zipper opening on 3 sides for full open lid. There is a pocket, a padded hand grip and shoulder strap. The overall outside of gig bag is 41.5"L X 9"H X 16"W.
Body/Bowl: 17.25 inches in length, 4.5 inches in height and 9.6 inches width
Neck at Nut: 1.7 inches in width
Neck at Body Joint: 2 inches in width
Nut: 1.7 inches in width (synthetic)
Strings at the Nut: 1.4 inches in width
Strings at the Bridge: 2.3 inches in width
Scale Length: 25.9 inches (660mm)
SPECIAL NOTE ON STRINGS:
There is no warranty on strings. Manufacturers recommend that you change the strings on your instrument as soon as you receive it. Your instrument has completed a long journey before it ever begins the final leg to your home. During this time the elements affect the strings and may shorten their lifespan. It occasionally happens that a string will fail during that final leg of the journey. Therefore, it is recommended that you purchase a replacement set of strings and consider changing your strings soon after it arrives. If you are a student you may want to change your strings every 3-4 months. If you are a rock star you may need to change your strings every week. If you store your instrument, you should consider changing the strings when you pick it up again.
Item Weight: 2 lbs.
Item Weight with Case: 7 lbs.
Item Length: 39 Inches
Item Height: 4.5 Inches
Item Width: 9.6 Inches
Packed Weight: 13 lbs.
Ship Weight: 48 lbs.
Ship Length: 46 Inches
Ship Height: 13 Inches
Ship Width: 18