I bought this as a back up baritone when out playing, in case a string breaks or something. My bass player bandmate purchased the bamboo Ubass as a backup bass and it became his primary bass. Nice tone and bamboo tough. I got mine and played it. It sounds full, a little thin in the bottom end, if I hold it tightly. Loosen my hold and it resonates more. My only complaint is that the tuners for the b and e are loose and sloppy. I have to constantly adjust as the tuners have a lot of play in them. This is tough little instrument! Bamboo is very hardy and I’m not worried about breakage. I love the look as it fits with our island themed playing. It is my back up. I still haven’t found the perfect baritone yet. I’m very happy with my purchase.