All Nicolas Parola Violins are fine hand-crafted instruments produced through traditional methods of violin making. These instruments are handcrafted by true luthiers who pay careful attention to every detail using fine-grain spruce, highly flamed maple, and quality ebony in order to achieve both exceptional beauty and a rich powerful tone. All of the instruments from this shop are well-figured, have superb playability, and exhibit a rich and powerful tone. A special violin at an incredible price. Please note that all fractional size NP10s come as outfits (come with a shaped case and Brazilwood bow).