The Eddy Finn Basswood EF-3-S ukulele is a gem. I will tell you a secret... it sounds just as nice as some of our more expensive ukuleles but please don't spread that around! This ukulele features a bone nut and saddle, basswood top, back and sides, open geared tuners, Aquila strings, high gloss finish, great resonance and a sweet tone. This is great for beginners because of the reasonable cost and overall superb quality. By the way, if you don't like it you can return it at our expense so this is a risk free purchase.