When I purchased the uke I was skeptical as to buying without playing one. Bought this cos of the price and in built pick up. You won't find something this well built for the money. Playability is decent. Strings are Aquila nylgut which is great. All mahogany good build. Tuners could be better. But I guess you can change it after market. Stays in tune n sounds fairly good. There is just one review of this on YouTube which doesn't say much. Any serious players looking for an inexpensive option can go for this. You won't be disappointed.