These things really rock! Fun for both the classical musician and modern violinist. This violin can get very loud without sacrificing quality. Easy to maintain and restring as well. I would definitely recommend this to a violinist looking to play in the modern music scene over adding pick ups to their acoustic violin. Aesthetically, they are very sleek and are structurally sound. Would also suggest a shoulder rest however since the cable plugs in underneath the body and can be uncomfortable to play without one.