I purchased this as a gift for my girlfreind as she wants to start playing uke and would like me to teach her. I though it was a good choice as it was quite cheap in case it wasn't her thing. We were both plesantly suprised by it. It's not amazing but for the money spent it was good value. Obviously as a new instrument with nylon strings it needs tuning a lot to start off with ( the nylon strings that come on it will slip out of tune often to start with), may be difficult/annoying for a beginner. The sound is fine, the neck is comfortable. All in all a good basic uke, nothing special but good to get started on ( get a tuner aswell).