The FM-53S "A''-Style Mandolin offers premium components often reserved for more expensive instruments, such as a solid spruce top and a laminated mahogany back. Other premium features include a comfortable "V" shape Nato neck with a rosewood fingerboard, a rosewood bridge with a compensated saddle, a piezo pickup, and gold hardware. The FM-53S delivers rich, complex sound, comfortable playability, and tonal projection that will cut through any mix. The FM53-S also hosts a passive piezo pickup that allows the graduated solid spruce top to vibrate freely. The perfect choice for any serious mandolin player. Case not included.