Great sound, easy to play, and lightweight with a quality under-the-bridge pickup. Plays like a violin with the extra range of the viola C string. Just plug and play! This instrument is great for gigs, recordings, experimenting with effects, amplification in larger areas, and much more. Also great as a silent / quiet practice instrument when used with headphones. Outfit includes a case, brazilwood bow, headphones, rosin, and cord. Gloss Black.