I have bought many of the vilac cars. Vilac is a great french company that makes most of their toys in france. Their quality is normally superb. This is such a far cry from their usual quality it is no wonder that it is made in CHINA. Don't care that it was made in china? Well, out of the box, it smells like it was made from something stronger than their normal laquer. It looks horribly applied. Sloppy work and almost ugly. It also has a few chips out of the box! I used to play guitar but cant remember the parts of the guitar, so bare with me. the part where you screw the strings tighter is very loose and wont keep the strings in tune because of this. I just received this product and I'm sending it back. I can't believe it was chipped out of the box! Don't hesitate to buy items made in france from vilac, but this has made me realize I will not be buying their products made in china.