The Hohner HC09E is a handcrafted classical guitar with a spruce top and mahogany back and sides. This wood match-up creates a crisp texture for the sound of the instrument. The Hohner HC09E is considered a full sized classical guitar and is used in schools worldwide to teach the traditional style of playing guitar. The HC09E is equipped with an electric preamp for amplification at performances. This instrument also comes equipped with light gauge nylon strings for easier fingering as to not discourage first time players. Hohner has a long tradition of supporting music education. While being in business for over 150 years, Hohner has enjoyed creating instruments to help people of all ages express themselves through music.