Made from really simple materials costing around $40 including the preamp and pickup. It's about the size of a baritone ukulele. It plays beautifully and sounds amazing through the PA. Took about a day to make and I've finally perfected (might be a strong word) the fret board design so the action is great. It's nice and fast to solo on and you can still dig in when you want to get a big rhythm sound out of it.