The back is formed from one piece of quarter-cut maple, marked by light flame, which moves up from the bottom. The wood of the ribs and scroll is similar to that of the back. The two-piece spruce top has deep red-brown varnish toward the f-hole. The instrument is shaded, revealing a smooth golden red brown varnish. The violin is in perfect condition and has a certified appraisal of $12,000 by Nikolai Tambovsky in 2012. The violin has an unbeatable rich sound with a mellow and resonating timbre.