A deep red cherry finish that has slightly bubbled over the years, common in Wurlitzers, does not take away from the beauty. No recent repairs have been needed on this instrument, and it has been very well take care of. A fine orchestra violin, set up very well by a local luthier. The instrument is well over 50 years in age, with a sound that have matured appropriately to such. This instrument cannot wait for another 50 more! Come in and give her a spin.