Every Hofner HAS guitar is set-up and inspected in Hofner’s own workshops in Beijing, China. The result is a quality level which is exceptional in this price range. This HAS-DC01-N has a cutaway for easy upper fret access, a built-in pick-up and preamp with 3-band equalizer and a laminated spruce top. Playability and sound are of the normal Hofner high standard. Chrome-plated machine-heads. Super Value for the money.