Prior to Christmas, one of my daughter's wishlist is to have her own violin. I tried to find a good deal on a violin online but never really found one so we just bought our daughter's violin at a local store. One good thing about it is that, we can bring it back if we find a defect on it which I doubt but you never know. We are not expoert when it comes to this kind of music instrument so we don't really know. We will find out when my daughter's violin teacher sees it. He is still out of the country and my daughter can't wait to start. I hope that he would be able to teach her.