The guitar is plastic? I never would have known. The UPS man just dropped this off, and I couldn't wait to open it. It is absolutely gorgeous. It looks just like the guitar DD got from Santa for Christmas. The wood finish is beautiful, the strap is definitely something a 10-year-old girl would add to her guitar, and the books are actually educational. I think you could even use the books to learn to play. The little compartment inside the case is just like a girl size case would be. A pick would have been the icing on the cake, but I know we would lose it anyway. If you or your DD is interested in guitar, this set is a must-have. I give it an A+ and will say that it's one of the nicest accessory sets I have bought.