This marvelous new violin is worthy of the finest professional player! The finish is a convincing reproduction of a fine, old Masterpiece, with all the marks of wear that would occur in two centuries of use. It has a dull patina that is most pleasing and the color of the varnish is a lovely Golden orange. The selected solid Spruce top and the well-flamed solid Maple back are hand-carved and graduated to perfection, and the resulting tone is rich, free and sonorous, with wonderful carrying power. The trimmings are of finest Boxwood in the Hill style, with black pips and collars. The fingerboard is genuine Ebony. Thomastik® Dominant® strings are fitted and the outfit includes a resilient, well-balanced pernambuco wood bow strung with genuine horsehair. The case is a lightweight oblong rigid foam model with plush interior and matching blanket. With all these strictly professional features, this outfit is a phenomenal value for the price.