This French model bow has a truly great pernambuco stick. It's firm and flawless - great in the spiccato. It's a soloists dream come true. Interesting detail on the frog mortice so you have loads of tightening room on the frog. We found it very playable for a variety of players. Handmade silver/ebony button, silver linings, single pearl eye. Beautiful workmanship. Medium dark brown octagon stick. Red-brown and salt hair. Just nice in every way, this bow. (I really was amazed when we played it. It was like getting a surprise birthday party or something. Just being giddy, Mrs. Lemur) Call for In-Home, In-Studio Bow Trial. 800-246-2277.