This new bodhran model is 18″ x 5 1/2″ and weighs 5.5 pounds, giving it a full deep sound. The frame is made up of three layers of wood, the outside layers are Rosewood and mulberry is in the middle. It has a goatskin head that has been treated, so it is extra white and it is equipped with inside tuning and a removable single cross bar. The bolt tuning is hidden on the inside of the frame and is solid brass. There is a leather trim protecting goatskin around edge of head. This model does not include cut out. Packed weight is 8 pounds and the box dimensions are 22x22x9 inches. The enclosed product insert will give you the basics to get started. Includes a tipper and a tuning wrench. This bodhran fits comfortably in our NC18 and BTC8 gig bags.