Instrument has a large semi-round body. top is slightly round and up-hill. Back of mandolin has a headstock with turning pegs that have the strings attached, pegs move to tune the instrument. Fingerboard has dots of mother-of-pears. Sound hole is surrounded with geometric mother-of-pearl design as well as a flower and leaf mother-of-pearl design. Bridge is wooden and metal. Tailpiece are eight strings attached by two to the tailpiece. Body of the mandolin has a line design.
-Many names have been carved around the body of the mandolin, some can be decipherd while others disappear after a few letters., Carved into the headstock is "Arnold" and "Dutch"