Theremins were the first electronic instrument and it is rather impressive that they are still being used today. For those who have a genuine interest in learning how to play, I cannot recommend this product enough. It has a great, authentic sound, the way Leon Theremin would have intended it. This particular unit is also aesthetically pleasing, with an ash cabinet and brass plated antenna. The product ships with two tutorial DVDs for those who don't know how to play from the get-go. As an added bonus, it's a wonderful talking piece at dinner parties.