With 12 strings in the peg head, this instrument plays like a guitar but captures that mandolin sound! The GM-12+ has a loud and percussive tone due to its all solid-wood construction and hand-rubbed oil finish. The intonated bridge improves tuning and the tailpiece allows for ball-end strings. A unique transducer pickup sandwiched in the bridge provides an awesome electric sound capturing an accurate reproduction of its acoustic quality. The vintage worn finish looks more like your favorite ol’ pickup truck and less like a brand new shiny thimble but it will feel as comfortable in your hands as a well-oiled piece of leather. Includes hardshell case.