Hi, I'm looking to purchase a violin and bow and am hoping to receive recommendations. I am open to buying new or used and would like to spend $500 or less. I live in the Chicago area and am willing to purchase over the Internet.
This is the first time I have posted to this list (I'm a new member). I played the violin for a while as a child, but gave up the instrument for dance and other pursuits. My son recently started Suzuki lessons. After watching a guitar class, a violin, class, and a cello class, he chose to study the violin. I rented a violin for myself also, thinking if I played it would help inspire him (he's 4). Funny thing, I have found that I really love practicing. I've been playing every day for an hour or 2 over the past few weeks. I've just about gotten through the Suzuki book 1 and have decided to start lessons. My rental contract is about to run out. I don't want to renew the rental or purchase that instrument (it's not very good quality). I have heard that Hondge makes a good violin. Does anyone have an opinion on the Hondge violins or have other recommendations on violins and bows?
Thanks for your help!
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