The Pyle PBJ20 Mandolin Banjo combines a banjo body with the neck and tuning of a mandolin. This hybrid instrument was originally invented to recreate rich amplified banjo sounds with those familiar with the mandolin. Featuring a rich and polished Sapele wood body, Mahogany headstock and Rosewood fret board, it is designed to sound as good as it looks! White Jade machine tuner pegs help you hit the desired note with 4 course 'doubled-string' style -- having a total of 8 strings, for a wider and distinct range of tonal reproduction. The player will share the reminiscence and style of a banjo-shaped mandolin but additional versatility with this stringed instrument. Combine the best of the banjo and mandolin with the Pyle PBJ20 Mandolin-Banjo.