I bought a low end, craiges list violin. It was no doubt intended to be a rip off, the violin guy at a shop told me it was made of ply wood. He strung it for me, reset the sound post, and put up a new bridge. It dosn't make sound though, I've been trying to figure out if its the strings (they're not 'coiled' like a guitar string, Ie. E,A,D,G) Or if its not getting enough Rosin on the bowstrings, I dont know a darn thing about how all of it works; but my research these days is telilng me it might be the rosin application, I know your supposed to put a bit on new bows (which I have an new bow) Im going to try a few sugjestions. Any ways; the rosin I have, is a light colored, hard, slightly-larger-than a quarter, circular peice. Its quite hard, and isn't very sticky. Advice is appreciated. thank you!