The violin I purchased was a gift for my teenage son. The shipping box came with a picture of a violin on the outside (nice surprise). When we looked the violin over it looked nice enough until we took it into my son's school where his teacher (who a professional violinist and teacher) and he said the item was so old it needed to be re-bowed, re-strung and a number of other things wrong that will eventually cost us most to bring it up to acceptable standards than it would if we had just bought one in a store. Very disappointing. I am normally loving Overstock, but this was a real bummer!