This instrument is playable, which is more than I can say for many "internet fiddles," so that's a relief. The tone is ok, but a little uneven - clear on some strings, fuzzy on others. The bow is really cheap and likely to warp soon. The tailpiece has built-in tuners that will break soon (I've seen enough of these to guarantee that) and will not be able to be replaced without replacing the entire tailpiece - a more expensive repair. Student had to take to a repair shop to get bridge fitted, though at least this way I know it was set up well by my local repairman. However, for very little more money (and I mean VERY little), they could have gotten an instrument from a reputable string instrument company, fully set up, made with significantly higher quality materials, better case, better bow, and better strings. They probably spent more than the difference at the repair shop getting the bridge set up.
- Would you recommend this to a friend? No