The Bella Tono Novo S9 is the initial offering in the Bella Tono line and features an eye-catching high gloss charcoal-burst Spruce top and figured Walnut back & sides. The Washburn Studio body design makes for an incredibly comfortable playing experience while managing to maintain the tight lows, focused mids and clear highs commonly associated with larger body sizes. Its full 25.5? scale length extends an undeniable familiarity to the player and the satin finished, modern “C” profile of the Okoume neck is smooth and cozy feeling in the hands. A subtle yet beautiful Lotus inlay adorns its ebony fingerboard at the 12th fret, and the under-stated black and white binding of the top and back add to the overall striking look of this superb little instrument.