SOLD - Made of hard rubber, it maintains a nice warmth. It arrived with a tiny 0.052 tip so I opened it up to 0.067". It responds very nice with a 2.5 reed and has strong presence and focus. I would call this a 'short shank' style; it also has a noticeable tight, smaller shank to fit on your neck cork(12.85mm vs. a modern C* 13.55mm). Medium round chamber. sorry, no ligature included. a rovner soprano will work great.