The Ametto VB100 Bass is a good, laminated beginner bass that features a crack-resistant top and arched back for maximum tonal response. Some of the more advanced features of the VB100, that are normally found on more expensive instruments, include solid brass machine heads, chrome steel strings, quality fitted endpin and a quality Cordura padded bass bag. This VB100 bass also includes is good quality horsehair bow—French Style. The VB100 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.