I use this violin for a year and I used 2 sets of strings of different brands. With both games the sound is very temperate, not ultra-powerful bass and no treble insuportables. The shape of the bridge facilitates the clearance between the rope and chanterelle La. The bow is delivered perfectly and vibrate the whole is solid. I tried several Yamaha violin (V3, V5, V7) and one or two good Chinese place. It was this that provided the best compromise between power / heat / sound equilbre on 4 strings. Compared to a Mirecourt equivalent price, it lacks a little power but is still very linear and homogeneous. Good quality of wood and varnish. Money properly.