I've played a few ukulele's before of different quality levels. I would say this particular one is very good for being your first ukulele. It has a nice warm tone and I really like the pineapple design. My only problem is that it goes out of tune quite fast. First I blamed this on the new strings but also after some time and lots of strumming, I still had to retune it quite often. Nevertheless, for this price, its totally worth it!