I assembled it in about 8 hours, it is time-consuming, but you need to take your time and be careful. The wood is quite durable and is made to last (if you take care of it). The sound is surprisingly really good - it takes a bit of tuning but it works!
Five star for sure! I broke one tiny piece by sanding too hard. They were super and sent me an extra piece immediately for free. With Covid-19 procedures in practice, I am keeping my 14 year old grandson as his mother is an RN. It has been wonderful building the hurdy gurdy with him. It has given us a special bond and lots of interesting conversations. The model is almost finished and is looking beautiful.