The Kentucky KM-855 Artist is an elegant, sweet sounding mandolin crafted from solid tone woods. The top is hand carved German spruce and the back and sides are nicely figured Alpine maple. The maple neck has a slim, comfortable feel and the ebony fretboard is fitted with 22 nickel-silver frets. The top, back neck and headstock are all bound and the metal hardware is gold plated. This F-style F-hole mandolin is an excellent choice for an intermediate to advanced player looking for a fine sounding instrument that won’t break the bank. Includes a heavy duty gig bag.