This 14 String bandurria is an Original Lumanog Brand Bandurria from The Phillippines. This instrument originated in Spain and is primarily used in Spanish folk music. It evolved from the medieval 3 strings to 4 strings during the Renaisance, then 10 strings in the Baroque period. Modern bandurrias have 12 or 14 strings. Beautiful work around the sound hole. A hard case is included.