This professional-level banjo is American-made from sustainable maple wood. With a 3-ply violin grade maple rim and openback construction, it offers excellent tonal clarity and projection, ideal for jazz and Irish music. Its superior playability makes it an ideal choice for players of any experience level. Its 19-frets and hard maple bridge provide smooth playability and precise intonation, allowing for more sophisticated chording and fingerstyle playing. The Goodtime Tenor Banjo is a dependable instrument that will last for years with proper care.