A very smart ukulele from French guitar maker LAG, the U44C is their entry level model. It has mahogany top, back and sides and a very pleasant french satin finish. There fingerboard is solid rosewood, and it features a smart 'tramontane' shape headstock. Included is a gig bag with the LAG logo, a lightweight which is a nice freebie - but is not padded and should not really be considered a true gig bag (i.e. you wouldn't take it to gigs), but it is great for home use.While it doesn't have the projection and power of more expensive models, it has a subtle and pleasant tone. The machine heads are surprisingly good quality and the instrument stays in tune well - something that is often lacking in beginner level ukuleles like this. The finish is excellent and the arched back is particularly pleasing. All in all, for the price it is a bit special!