The Ametto VB150 Bass is a good quality laminated beginner bass that features a crack-resistant top and arched back for maximum tonal response. Some of the more advanced features of the VB150, that are normally found on more expensive instruments, include an ebony fingerboard, solid brass machine heads, chrome steel strings, quality fitted endpin and a quality Cordura padded bass bag. This VB150 bass also includes is good quality horsehair bow—French Style. The VB150 has a glossy varnish finish and a BIG sound. All of this, at a very economical price, makes this bass a favorite among beginner student players.