The VL-F0E has a clear tone with much carrying power. It is made with the best available tonewoods under the direction of a master luthier with expertly tuned plates for the best possible tone and response. The fingerboard is made of high quality African ebony and the instrument has boxwood fittings. The beautiful hand-applied multi-layer spirit varnish is done in the early 20th century Marknuekirchen German style. This instrument has a Level II 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 Dominant strings.