This is the student model of Ciacy and has only been on the market for the past 2 years. Before this model we called the Ciacy the student model. It plays like a Castagnari, great action and very responsive reeds. I love the name on this model as its not the handwritten style of the other models. This accordion comes in a case or soft bag and has the 3 year guarantee as all the models from Castagnari. It definatly has the look of a top end with beautiful open grill and scroolwork above the keyboard.