I am very new to guitar playing, as is my son, so I took a chance on this smaller guitar for my child and I to learn guitar. I couldn't be more comfortable and happy learning on it. I wanted to make sure we could learn and that we would like it. The size is very comfortable for my petite child. I'm sure after some time, we will purchase a normal size guitar to continue our studies. Or at least I will so we can jam together. I bought online and my package arrived in 2 days in perfect condition.