The Valencay is a standout performer in the Student range with a rewarding tone and substantial build quality. It looks the part too as the rich Golden lacquer is beautiful as well! . There are more choice finishes and carvings in this collection, compared to the design of the Cheverny 21 series. Delicate engraving on the bell provides an additional special touch. Mother of pearl touch peices, ribbed construction, Pisoni HT pads and a well-padded, lightweight gig-case complete the outfit. This series is named after Valencay Castle in France, which used to be the entertainment center that brought joy to the people. Thus, we hope that the design of this series can give beginners more choices and also bring more fun to their lives.