Alvarez Soprano Ukuleles have been carefully designed to deliver an open sounding and responsive instrument with good projection, volume and fine tone. All Alvarez ukes are constructed with a dovetail neck joint for optimal strength and transfer of energy between the neck and body. The bracing design is a modification on traditional fan style braces to optimize response. The response is also aided by a solid "slotted" rosewood bridge, which enhances projection and helps to make string changes easier and quicker. Other appointments and features include quality-seasoned tonewoods, real bone nut and saddles, mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard and premium tuners. Alvarez Artist ukuleles are lively and sophisticated and deliver exceptional player experience.