Our Prima Balalaika has 3 strings and is about 27 inches long. The shell of this Balalaika consists of 7 staves made of rosewood and lace. The body has a classic triangular shape. Special rosewood fingerboard was used in this balalaika with onion-shaped fret marks. The scale length of this balalaika is 430 mm. Special spruce tone for high quality sound. Strings tuned above middle C on: A, E, E (1st – 3rd). Our Deluxe Balalaika model comes with a Gigbag and additional sets of strings.