I ordered this mandolin in America a few days ago and it arrived in 4 days. I was afraid it would get damaged on me. But it was put in a very big box and it got unimpaired and I'm very glad it didn't get damaged. I opened it and fastened it. It sounds very good, the strings are new and very fine and it sounds good. The mandolin makes a loud sound and that makes me very happy. The tool shows exactly that in the picture, the buying and sending process was easy and the ones I ordered from were very receptive and answered all my questions and gave me a code through which I could track the instrument every day. . It was brought exactly on the promised day. The instrument sounds perfect, and does not make muffled sounds, without defects and it is easily tuned, it does not tune quickly, they offered me a guarantee even if it gets broken, they told me that they can send me another mandolin or money. So I'm very happy, I didn't expect it to be such a good mandolin, but I wholeheartedly recommend it. I even gave it to a conductor to try and he said that it really sounds wonderful, it makes pure and fine sounds and you don't stick your fingers when you press on the strings.