This is a uke for those looking for a slim bodied travel ukulele. Travel ukes are about 40% "thinner" than a standard ukulele which makes them ideal for travelling. The Kala travel ukes are easily the best value travel ukes on the market. It comes with a custom uke bag. It has a solid spruce top which projects the sounds very well considering how thin it is. You would expect a lot of compromises with this uke due to the thickness, but I can assure you it is an outstanding instrument.