This is an excellent quality violin for begginers. My daughter has been playing for months now a cheap rubbish version offered to us by the music school. When I asked the teacher why the sound was so awful after so many months of playing she told me that it was not my daughter's fault but the cheap violin was to blame. So I desided to buy a better quality one and took my chance on this one. My 5 years old daughter was very pleased, the sound is great, she told me that her new violin sounds like a "princess voice" and not like scratching your nails on the blackboard!!!
Our music teacher is also very pleased with it, the violin is easily tuned and stays tuned for longer than the schools cheaper versions.
The violin bow is also of an acceptable quality for a begginers violin, made of real horse hair and not synthetic.
The storage case is also well made .
In conclusion, I am very pleased, I would recommend this instrument to all violin begginers , I will definitely buy the same model when we will need the 1/2 size, very good quality for the price!