Unlike most factory made instruments, Scott Cao’s 017 models are fully hand carved by a group of skilled makers trained by Scott Cao’s students. These instruments feature carved scroll, carved tops, back arching and beautifully applied hand-painted varnish. They are graduated by hand and finished according to the specifications of the traditional style. Outfit includes hard arrow shaped case and Brazil wood bow. Setup with Dominant strings, the 017 is an excellent performing violin outplaying many intermediate models from other makers.