DD2, after turning down violin lessons at school in favour of guitar, which she started last week, actually got to have a go on a friends violin and is now desperate for one of her own
. She has £100 of her own money which she wants to use to buy a violin. She believes I have no intention of paying for violin lessons, but is still desperate for an instrument. She seems to be quite musical and already plays piano and there is a reasonable chance that she will actually try to teach herself to play the violin.
Question is - how much should I let her pay for a violin? She will need a 1/2 size as she's only 7. I have seen violins for sale for £40 - or will she need to spend all her money? Or, doesn't she have enough to buy a decent beginner instrument?
We will hit the music shop tomorrow, but would appreciate any opinions before we get there.