As someone who knows a little bit about the information and seen some more expensive ones, this is an alright purchase for a beginner with little mone. The Instrument is difficult to pick up for a beginner without a teacher, this is something I learned quickly.
Now as for this particular Hurdy Gurdy, it is small and light, and plays alright. The cotton and dust it comes with is alright, but applying it can be a pain. The strings themselves are a bit low quality, it may be a good idea to switch them after playing for a few weeks to some better quality ones. The tuners are the worst though, since they can get loose very bad.
+ Cheap compared to other Hurdy Gurdies
+ Plays nicely after a bit of practice and a few minor changes
+ The handle is quite comftorable to me
- The strings are very poor quality
- Tuners are very loose
- Feels fragile, and finding a case for it may be hard.
- Without a decent teacher, this is a bad purchase for a beginner, and poor quality for someone already familiar with the instrument.
Overall, it's ok for a beginner, if you have a teacher.