This recorder is quite the gem, given the meagre price point of only four euros. It does everything you would possibly need out of a recorder (and yes that means it makes a sound) and it is very durable at that. You can really feel that it is of good quality upon holding it (as in sturdiness here, it's not a beauty to behold or anything). It is also as loud as your like to ever need it to be, though it can be quite too. However the finish on it is far from flush, you can very very clearly see where it has been glued together (there's no bubbles of glue hanging from the side or anything but it's quite plain to see). However for four euros I don't see why anyone would complain by any means, personally I wasn't expecting some eloquently carved spruce wood or anything. Nonetheless this recorder is absolutely perfect for any beginner to the instrument, and several months later I still feel happy with the purchase. I use it all the time and it most certainly hasn't lost any tone or anything. Upon receiving the recorder I was genuinely surprised by the instrument, it seemed quite large for four euros (now I knew nothing about records at the time but I was fond of tin whistle) and in coming with a bag what more could you ask for. It even came with a chord and note sheet which are perfect for a beginner. In summary this is a great little purchase for the aspiring recorder player, however one should not expect anything unbelievable for four euros. It seems durable so far (several months in), it has a great sound and what else could you possibly ask for. Pick yourself up one on the side of your next purchase, I'm sure you'll be pleasantly surprised.