Based on 13th century designs, with one melody and two drone strings. The "Minnesinger" sounds beautiful at various tunings and is suitable for solo or ensemble use. The diatonic keyboard has programable tangents. It features a steel shaft, precision gold-plated gear-tuners, trued wheel, brass bearings and built-in cotton & rosin containers. The keyboard shafts, tangents, keyshaft-guides, keyboard buttons and shoulderstrap buttons are precision molded. The Minnesinger body is made of beautiful Appalachian Walnut. All models have a Sitka Spruce sounding board. The price includes a shoulder strap, powdered rosin, cotton and playing instructions.