This instrumut packs a major musical punch for something relatively small. The sound is somwhere between a xylophone, harp, and steel drums. It is relatively easy to play and makes a stunning sound. It comes with a basic song book and is easy to pick up the chords on . I come from a musical background so I might be biased. I love playing it, I find the sound incredibly soothing and relaxing. Comes with a music book, tuning hammer, and carrying bag. The value is immense. I cannot say enough good about it.