This is a brand new Maggini style Violin, even comes with a brand new cases. The truth is Maggini violins were being built before Strad. They are known for their kind of a dark but loud sound also for their double purffling unlike all other violins. This violin is all set up for you to tune & play. One thing you will have to buy is a bow, which i do not have an extra. This is one real fine violin & plays really nice. No scratches, dings, cracks.. Violin is new.