The CV700 is made from select tone woods. It is a fully hand carved instrument finished in a warm hand rubbed oil varnish with slight antiquing. This adds to its natural beauty as well as its tonal qualities. All tone wood is very well aged, figured, and flamed. The fittings and accessories are all premium ebony. The pegs have Parisian eyes. This instrument has a full big sound and is easy to play. The CV700 requires a setup and it is highly recommended to upgrade the strings to Doux, Zyex, Vision or Dominant for best playability and sound. Comes with a deluxe rectangular case w/ a hygrometer, rosin, bow.