This is a great ukulele for the beach or for kids, and nice enough to enjoy playing as an adult. You don't have to worry about it getting sandy or a little wet, and it's quite tough. It sounds pretty good for all plastic, and holds tune fairly well. The all black color I got looks pretty cool as well. And if in the end it takes a beating and becomes unusable, so be it, it served its purpose and didn't break the bank.