My six string banjo just arrived . I set the bridge with some online u tube instructions. It sounds great right out of the box. I wanted to change strings but the tailpiece only accepts loop end and I only had ball end guitar strings.. However it still plays and sounds great. I am very happy with this product. I have been playing guitar for over 30 years and did not want to take time to learn banjo. This instrument sounds just like a 5 string banjo. It is truly amazing.Very happy and have not been able to put it down.