This full size violin is most likely German made circa 1900, and is modeled after a J.B. Vuillaume violin. It is at the upper range of student violins and it would be suitable for an intermediate-level violin student. It naturally has a bright sound that projects easily and is pleasing to the ears. It has two cracks that have been fully repaired. You may test it out before making a decision to purchase it. Here is an old video of myself playing this violin in a recital.