This is a "whale" of a package for an aspiring Mountain Dulcimer player! The instrument has a somewhat rare Purpleheart Top and Black Walnut Sides, Back, Fretboard and Headstock. It can be played as a 3 string by doubling up the melody strings ... or you can separate all 4 strings to play more interesting chord patterns. It comes with a Case, Pick, Neater Noter, Capo, 2 extra sets of strings, 3 Instruction books ... AND ... an Instructional DVD! What a package !!! Priced to sell at only $349.