The sculpture of the top and back is like violin ; hand carved from two bookmatched pieces of wood. Made of Spruce, the top is thicker than a classic construction, that makes its caracteristical colorfull tone. Even thought the volume is a bit less high than classics, the acoustic sound remains enough to play alone and singing with. On stage or recording session (or just to add some effects), the pickup option will be very useful. The Bband transducer under saddle and its preamp delivers a neutral amplification, very close to the acoustic sound.
The extra side hole, like in every acoustic instruments, is a real must, once you have tried it, there is no way to go without. A part of the projection goes directly to the player’s ears, while the front hole can be reduced to win surface of the soundboard. A better equilibre, a larger sound.