The 850 Series violins from Scott Cao are the finest models made in Guangzhou Workshop. 850 Series violins use first-grade Italian spruce and 10-year aged Bosnian maple. The fittings and fingerboards are Indian ebony. These models are among the top brands of violins recommended by “Strings” magazine. As described by "Strings" magazine, "The 850 is ranked among the top quality violins not only because of its craftsmanship but because of its varnish”. The 850 violins encompass a rich tonal quality and amazing projection. In terms of affordability and quality, the 850 is an absolute winner, compared to similarly priced instruments.