This is a beautiful instrument. It is well crafted and comes in a really nice canvas type case to keep it protected. It comes complete with extra strings, the bow, chin rest, pegs and rosin. All I had to do once it arrived was tune it and rosin my bow, and then I was ready to play. I really like the feel of this violin. It has a rich tone and sounds beautiful when I play it. The bow moves smoothly over the strings once it is properly rosined. This instrument will last for years to come with proper care.