I bought a small number of these Ukuleles for teaching children at school. Many children wish to learn guitar first but thankfully after trying out these Uks, the children experienced a level of success and accomplishment very quickly and therefore stick at the instrument. I know that it would take so much longer to achieve that competent feeling if it was guitar they were starting with. The main pro with this well priced item is that it stays in tune! So many other Uks of same price or hire that I have come across in other shops just cant stay in tune or else they just cant take a chord with terrible intonation. Highly recommend.