This is a real instrument and it feels like one when you play it. There are a few quibbles: A couple of fittings are uncomfortable, e.g., the left knee support and the metal fitting that simulates the back of the cello. Also, my tuners do have a problem with slipping, although I haven't tried to tighten them and I probably should. It's easy to travel with; it goes in the overhead bin. So if you have to travel and still have an instrument to practice on, this is a good solution.
Los Angeles, CA