Alvarez has made some gigantic strides in the quality of their instruments over the years. Their ukuleles are no exception. This is their Regent series Tenor ukulele. However, we have found that it is actually more like a concert size. Does not come with original box. Features a sitka spruce top, mahogany back and sides, rosewood bridge and fingerboard and PPS nut and saddle. In terms of sound, it shares more characteristics of guitars than some other brands of ukulele. It is a unique and nice sounding instrument.