This rosewood instrument is inlaid front and back. 43" long, it has movable frets, is held upright in your lap and played with a bow like a small bass fiddle. Case included. The dilruba is a bowed instrument with steel strings. In India, it is used in classical music. There are 3 cities in which they are manufactured in three northern Indian States, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, and West Bengal. The locally available Toon wood is used in the manufacture of the dilruba. SPECIAL NOTE: No Warranty on Strings: Manufacturers recommend that you change the strings on your instrument as soon as you receive it. Your instrument has completed a long journey before it ever begins the final leg to your home. During this time the elements affect the strings and may shorten their lifespan. It occasionally happens that a string will fail during that final leg of the journey. Therefore, it is recommended that you purchase a replacement set of strings and consider changing your strings soon after it arrives. If you are a student you may want to change your strings every 3-4 months. If you are a rock star you may need to change your strings every week. If you store your instrument, you should consider changing the strings when you pick it up again.