Hohner student guitars are a prefered choice for music educators and students worldwide. The HC06 is crafted with a Spruce top and Catalpa back and sides. The full 25 1/2" scale is designed and recommended for players 13 to adult. Light gauge nylon strings and a comfortable neck profile provides easier playability. Hohner meticulously developed a new manufacturing system known as the A+ Advantage. It is standard on all Hohner Student instruments. It improves many details of the guitar's performance..Properly cured wood and correct grain direction is crucial to make more stable, reliable guitars. They are equipped with specially designed neck blocks enhancing tone and projection. Fret size / installation techniques improve tactile performance and intonation. Neck angles optimized for maximum playability. Gluing processes redesigned for tight solid seals - no glue gaps or weaknesses. Bridge installation improved for string vibrational transfer to the top for sustain and rich tone. Internal braces strategically altered to maximize tonal vibration. The Hohner A+ Advantage system has 35+ improvements. Resulting guitars have increased quality, volume, playability, tone, sustain and instrument life. Only Hohner student guitars can claim the attributes of the A+ Advantage system.