This dulcimer is made entirely from curly maple wood except for the internal brace, which is cedar. There is a knot in the side of the neck near the tuners, it can be seen in some of the pictures. This dulcimer has four strings and a 27″ scale length. The neck is 1-1/4″ wide. The bridge and nut are granadillo, and the strings are made by GHS. The finish is 5 coats of Tru Oil.