The Wren is an upgraded version of the Meadowlark. It is still a 2 1/2 Octave Hammered Dulcimer with a 13 course Treble bridge and a 12 course Bass bridge. It still has a laminate back (5 ply Birch), Rock Maple pin blocks and Walnut end rails and bridges. The big difference is that the Wren comes with a solid Mahogany top (or soundboard) and the Walnut soundhole inserts are standard. It remains exceptionally portable and lightweight while providing a little over 2 1/2 Octaves of playability.
The Wren offers an "upgrade" in tone from the laminate top Meadowlark by virtue of it's solid Mahogany top (or soundboard). Also ... the soundhole inlays come standard on this model!