These concert ukuleles are made by Octopus, a well-established UK based manufacturer who build reliable, quality instruments at affordable prices. They have mahogany necks, rosewood fretboards and saddles, Aquila Nylgut strings and a pine body which combine for a loud, bright tone and easy playability. The frets are really well finished and the geared machine head tuners are of a high standard meaning that unlike many cheap instruments, these hold their tuning really well. All in all these are a superb, easy to play instrument for beginner or intermediate ukulele enthusiasts and offer the absolute best value you will find at this price point. They also come with a free Octopus branded canvas bag as standard, which has a handle on the side for ease of portability.