I bought this for my sons Christmas. He just turned 18. He is the lead singer of a band, he plays drums and recently picked up the harmonica. He wrote a ukulele on his Christmas list this year. I just blindly picked this one based on reviews. He LOVED it. He has played it every day since he got it. It is such a peaceful sounding instrument. I can't wait to listen to all the things he teaches hisself.