CathyCate wrote: ↑Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:31 amI suggest seeking input from the teacher as well.
My "go to" shop has been SHAR music out of Ann Arbor, MI. They have an online catalog, a wide range of instruments and bows suitable for beginners to experienced players, and a knowledgeable,helpful staff. I think they may do sales "on approval", but you may want to investigate that accidental destruction incident first
Good Luck to you and your grand daughter.
Hany Hayek wrote: ↑Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:33 amI am also curious to know how the violin was destroyed. A violinist takes very good care of his/ her instrument.
I started violin at 16, and studied for 5 years. I started to play again last year and have been using the Suzuki method lessons on line just to get my intonation back lots of material on YouTube.
I would suggest a used violin. The violin does open up and used old instrument will sound better than a new one. The teacher should help with that. You should get her a 4/4 or 7/8. She has to get a good violin otherwise she will get discouraged quickly. She also should choose the instrument based on how if sounds. Violins have a temperament. Some have good trebles some good bass. Some scream some sing. Each person has his own taste.
On New years day my daughter's house burned to the ground. She and my twin grand daughters were left standing barefoot in their pajamas in freezing temperatures, watching the firemen attempt to save their home. All was lost, including a pet.Laudiesdad69 wrote: ↑Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:20 amJust curious Bear, how was the violin destroyed? Eastman sounds like a good bet. They make fantastic guitars, including classicals, and make all manner of instruments. Ask the teacher about Eastman. Probably not cheap though. My friend is an Eastman dealer, and some of their items, like mandolins, aren’t cheap. I don’t think he has ever had a violin in his shop though.