I'm a beginner just like most people opting for an ukulele but I had gone through alot of ukuleles before buying this. As you can see from the fingerboard to the base of the uku this product is damaged. Do check for all the places I have shown on the ukulele when purchasing anywhere as this should cover all the flaws there can be in the instrument. Btw there was broken pieces of wood inside the sound hole too but I couldn't get a clearer image to show.
Earlier I had given this product 1 star and for the obvious reasons but I got easy replacement and my new ukulele is just superb. I'm changing my review but keeping the pics uploaded so others can check for flaws which may be present. Good luck and peace to all