I brought this for my husband for Christmas, and to be honest I wish I hadn't.
The instrument had not been set up, and the intonation was terrible.
The strings are cheap and nasty, and two broke during tuning.
The upshot was it had to go to the music shop to be set up and cost another £50.00.
This was because the action was extremely high, the bridge had to filed down. The truss rod
had to be altered, and of course decent strings had to be put on.
Another minor point is, if you do buy one of these, the colour of the mandolin is not a golden yellow, as shown in every picture,
In reality it's a bright orange!
If you're wondering why I just didn't send the thing back, well, I would have if my husband hadn't
broken two of the strings trying to tune it as mentioned.
I would recommend buying a Stagg which is half the price, as this isn't worth the money.