There is absolutely no question that this is a very good Uke. Really pleasing sound. Please do not compare it to Tenor or Baritones. If you are a beginner, go to justinguitar.com and learn how to use it, like I did. Tuning is very easy. If you have a bit of music experience, you do not need a digi tuner. Stays in tune for a couple of days, if you leave it like that. But it is recommended to loosen the strings a bit when you are done for the day. This is better for the nylon strings durability.