A great little instrument. I was concerned it might not have the full sound of a mandolin (with it's two-string courses), but the six strings give it a rich sound. I have smaller hands so chord fingerings are not a problem. I plugged it into my acoustic amp with a KNA stick-on pickup and it still sounds incredible. It's light-weight and with a strap, hangs nicely and … I just can't put it down. If you're into acoustic guitars, this would be a great addition to your collection.