In our opinon the Aniazano is one of the best violin values anywhere - especially under $500. The craftsmanship is absolutly impecable. The dark satin finish makes this one of the most handsom instruments in our entire shop. The sound and touch are absolutely superb. Don’t let the low price fool you. This is an instrument that a serious player could enjoy for many years. Comes with Thomastik Alpha strings, Featherlite case and Brazilwood bow.