The key word in the product description is "toy." That is what it is. It is very unlikely any quality sound will come out of this instrument. We had two strings break (comes with extra strings). The strings never stay tight and they tend to be spongy. I thought this might provide some ability to practive a note or two. But No. However for a toy it is quite good and it seems to withstand a lot of use by both of my kids. So if your intention is to give your child an imagination toy this is probably good. But if you want an imagine toy as well as an ability to maybe play a few chords this is NOT what you want. You are probably better off going to a music store and paying 60-80 bucks for something of quality. The only other postive note is it is small so it fits will for a younger person maybe under 7-8 years of age. We got this product as a gift 2013.