Technical description: The lower section of the body (in plan view) is rounded, with straight sides from bridge level to the neck and column joints. The lower section is almost 90º to the soundboard. Seven ribs, the centre rib wider than the others. Two oblong holes, both 74|×|14. Three soundbars, one between the bridge and the top, one above the bridge, one below. Substantial bridge with supporting piece below the soundboard, attached by four screws and glue. The crest of the bridge has an ivory strip for the strings to go over. Raised fingerboard. Strings 1 - 6 have two places for the string to go (at different frets) so that they can play at one semitone or the other. The top string has access to seven frets above the highest open string position. Strings 7 - 19 each have semitone ditals. Note names are painted in gold on the back from E (lowest string) - C (highest dital string) in tone steps. each string has an ivory hold down that the string passes through to give a suitable amount of sidedraft. Wood-grained pedestal at the bottom with felt glued on for placing the instrument upright on the floor. Gilded "sunburst" rose. Hole for carrying the instrument in the headstock.