My grandma bought me this little harp at a market stand in Berlin, where they sold everything from bricks out of the Wall up to Russian and Alliance militaria and all kinds of strange stuff, only a few days after the the Wall came down and Germany got reunited. This must be the first musical instrument I ever got. So I might be a bit biased. After more than 25 years this harp got a bit rusty, but not too much, and it still sounds and plays well. Although I grew up with it, I used it in studio and on stage when I got older. It might be a piece of cartoon merchandise but it never disappointed me at the level of a real instrument. This is no toy.