Here is the back. The three piece neck is perfectly straight and made from mahogany. I suspect that it is steel reinforced, though there is no label or other indication to verify that assumption. The peghead has typical classical styling. I have replaced the plastic clad posts with these steel ones to accomodate the steel strings. The scale on this instrument is only 21 1/2". The overall length is exactly 34". This would make a fine travel guitar.