All of us here thought "What the heck is that?!!! I guess we should try one out" and now all of us want one! This crazy fiddle is based on a 17th century Dance Master's violin or Pochette. It's kind of like the fiddle version of the popular Flea and Fluke ukuleles. The thermoplastic back makes it almost indestructable and the one piece Adirondack Spruce top creates a surprisingly rich tone. The volume is rather quiet which makes it perfect for a practice fiddle. THIS THING IS FUN TO PLAY! Unique chin and shoulder rest are really comfortable. Has ukulele tuners, Prelude strings, and comes with a gig bag.