Wow. This thing plays really well and sounds so good! Kind of a mix of the beauty of a well made instrument mixed with a great idea in adding the 5th string to the bass side of the uke. Instead of being limited to the standards tuning or missing out on the uke flavor by swapping it out for a low pitched string, with this one you get both and it sounds great and gives a little more depth and dimension to the sound. Cedar Top, Pau Ferro body, slotted headstock. A really nice instrument at a great price point.