This baby is a beauty! I've been playing ukulele gradually working my way up to more and more serious instruments. Ive been drooling over the Jazz for years I feel like this uke is a great instrument for beginners who want to get serious, and serious musicians who want a top quality instrument. The price point is pretty affordable for the instrument you get in return. The quality of the craftsmanship is beyond compare. I was used to warped fretboard and sharp edges on my previous ukes that were under $150. you get what you pay for. The finish on this uke is beautiful, a subtle pearly effect that is satiny smooth. The weight and balance of the uke is perfect. It feels substantial but not super heavy. The neck is super comfortable, even for my short stubby fingers. Most important, the sound is very clear and bright, whether played acoustically or plugged in the volume is astounding. It sounds like a combination of the traditional mellow but plucky ukulele sound and that of a jazz guitar. Lastly, I love the look and get so many compliments.