I ordered this convert size uke because it was at a special price, and because I read a positive review of the brand. I figured the price was so low, that in the worst case I could simply junk the instrument and keep all the extras for use with my other uke. So i was pleasantly surprised that this uke has a sweet tone (neither too jangly nor too soft). The strings took a few days to settle down, but since then I haven’t had to retune yet. It feels light yet solid, and the wood (laminate) has a beautiful grain. No rough fret edges. At this price, I might order another one as a Christmas present.