This ukulele is a real musical instrument! It's easy to pick up, physically and musically, so it's wonderful for a younger kid who loves music. The wooden body is beautifully painted with rainbow colors; it has 4 nylon strings and a zippered carry case, plus it's easy to tune, fun, and affordable! Perfect for learning to play - and stealing the show! A full 21" long (Soprano size - great for beginners).