I will try to answer a few questions either I had or others have posted. This is a full size (Dreadnaught), steel-stringed, acoustic guitar suitable for beginners or (like me) someone who is returning to the guitar. It is not a classical guitar with gut/nylon strings. It is too big for a child but fine for a small teen. Its sound is very good for the price. Remember, you are not buying an Ovation or high priced Gibson. The case is soft and unpadded but adequate. It is pre-strung, although the high E string on mine was improperly wrapped and promptly broke on initial tuning. Good news - they give you a spare set of strings. Top, fret board and tuning knobs are acceptable quality. Digital tuner is very rudimentary. I have an electronic keyboard from which I could tune much more accurately. Good in a pinch I suppose, but not a high grade digital tuner. Fact is, once you have any one string tuned, the others are easiest to tune from that one, as most guitar students quickly learn. Strap is 'hidden' in the side pocket of the case, which may be why a few people said they didn't get a strap. Likewise, the strap ties to the head. There is not supposed to be a strap attachment knob on that end; only on the body. The included CD and chord chart are good for a beginner but unnecessary for anyone who already knows the basics. The bridge, frets and clearance from the soundboard are all good. Expected sore fingers that go away as callouses develop. The strings set a proper distance from the frets so there is no vibration if fingering is done properly. The workmanship is great for the price. I anticipate it will be some time before I abandon this bargain for an upgrade.
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