The top is solid mahogany while back and sides are nicely figured curly acacia. The slim, well-shaped neck is mahogany and the 18 nickel-silver frets are low, smooth and highly polished for the ultimate in playing comfort. The inlaid bridge is made of tonewood in the classic guitar style and the tonewood fingerboard has pearl position dots. The soundhole features a rosette of abalone pearl and the overall look of this elegant U-350 suggests a much costlier instrument. The nut is bone and the strings are the finest in the world–Aquila Nylgut. The U-350 comes complete with a heavily padded deluxe gig bag included in the price. For beauty of appearance, beauty of tone and easy playability, the Hamano U-350 is a singular value in the world of fine ukuleles!