Donald… The bow that comes with the Vitale package is awesome too. I tried it on my cheap violin and it produced a smoother sound than I thought possible. My first thought was that maybe I should just upgrade my bow and stick with my $50 violin. But I decided I deserved the whole package — a better bow AND violin. I’ve since decided to keep the Vitale. I may, however, upgrade again down the road and trade it in for an even better violin. Perhaps the Damiano or maybe even the Elda Marina. Time will tell.