I bought this bow as a second bow just in case something happens to my wooden one when I play concerts with the orchestra, and well, to my surprise, it turns out it was better than my wooden bow..! (which was not cheap and the luthier has good reputation). I play now for a month with it, and I have to say I have nothing bad to say about it. Very good quality : price ratio. The only con I would say is that the hair would probably need changing, but that's if you are picky like me. The Thomann team wrapped it up carefully and sent it in a huge box, so it had no scratches or any damages, many thanks!