The VA-D0E has a medium tone with carrying power. It is meticulously hand-carved with a premium spruce top and highly flamed maple back, ribs, and scroll. Its boxwood fittings are hand-carved. This viola has a beautiful hand-applied, multi-layer, spirit varnish done in the early 20th century Markneukirchen German style. This instrument has a Level IIO Professional Setup which includes a hand-cut, hand-fitted, and adjusted soundpost, high-quality Aubert #7 bridge, hand-fit and lubricated pegs in matching material to other fittings, finely finished nut, fine planed and dressed fingerboard, properly adjusted tailgut, and Pirastro Obligato C, G, and D strings, and a Larsen A string.