The instrument was made in the 1960's (not sure of the exact date because the marking vanished over the years) and it was made for traveling purposes as it is very compact. It has either spruce or laminated top with laminated back. Since it's a pretty small guitar and not made of fine wood it has a bit of box-like sound(kind of like an ukulele). The neck is glued and non-adjustable but it works fine for me. Tuners are worn but still working with the exception of the one holding the 'G' string, that's a bit wobbly. Floating bridge makes it fairly easy to intonate(if you know how to do it). Overall it serves the purpose it was made for I really like that it fits in my backpack(with the neck poking out of course) and it was real cheap compared to the ones on ebay. I would recommend buying a thing like this if you're into traveling and compact instruments.