There is a simple, clean elegance to the look of this Alvarez A1 mandolin, and that translates to the sound as well. Lovely natural looking finish with a spruce top and figured maple back, sides and neck. It features a 1-3/32" nut and an ebony fretboard and bridge. Fret wear is minimal. Does not include a case, but we have them available if you like. A real player, no longer made, and just an all around nice A-body mandolin!