This 3-octave tabletop xylophone was designed specifically for easy playability and handling. It can be played immediately without the need for any assembly, and its compact, lightweight design contributes to portability. The YX-230 is an excellent choice for school use. Yamaha know-how delivers outstanding sound and playability, making the YX-230 xylophone an ideal first instrument for music education. The YX-230 is sold with the cover and ME-103 mallets.