I bought this bow about 15 months ago for my bass viol. It has served me well and I continue to enjoy playing with it almost every day. My teacher has a bow that cost 10X as much. No, this bow is not so fine like hers, but she never says it's time for me to think about upgrading my bow. As a student bow for a relatively large viol (69cm vibrating string length), it is definitely worth the money.