We wanted outstanding playability plus durability . . . and we got it. Pegbox of better maple with properly fitted ebony pegs for easier tuning and greater tuning stability; better quality spruce top plate, with good quality maple showing light flaming; body reinforcement at typical weak points - all designed to be an instrument that promotes pride of ownership, and enjoyment of playing while surviving many of the rigors of student treatment. Complete with lightweight case and String Centre FG bow..