This is my very first 'professional' violin as an adult beginner. I watched many many violin reviewing videos before I purchased this violin. It makes a very nice warm sound which I was looking for. There weren't that many reviews about this violin but I knew it was right in between the Stentor 1550 and the Stentor Student II. I wanted something that wasn't completely beginner but also not too professional. The color is absolutely beautiful, I was instantly in love. The case is also very nice as well with a lot of space (even a special spot for your shoulderrest). It includes a bow, the violin, a rosin and also a soft 'blanket' for your violin. When it arrives they've already set up your violin which is also very nice. I have been playing this violin with its factory strings and do not have any complaints about it. Only thing about this violin which was less nice is the fact that you might have trouble tuning it. So you either really need to push the pegs in to prevent it from turning back after tuning, or visit your luthier to fix it.
Overall a great violin.