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 an aged 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. The outfit includes a Student Violin Bow and case. With all these strictly professional features, this outfit is a phenomenal value!