Hi folks. I'm hoping someone can help me out here. When I was starting out on mandolin I didn't realize just how poor my first, and very cheap, mando was. When I finally played a higher quality mandolin I couldn't believe how great it sounded and how easy it seemed to play. Did my years of banging on that thing slow me down any? Maybe a bit. I'm now looking for a violin for my 6 yr old daughter and don't want to run into the same issue. Problem is I have a lead on a Wernburg 1/4 violin for $120. This being her first instrument I'm not sure I need to go much higher. I suppose I could try this one for a year, see how things go and upgrade if/when she's ready. I also don't know if a poor, harder to play violin under her fingers would be discouraging. I would love to hear the thoughts of those that have been in a similar situation. I would also be interested in some opinions on Wernburg violins.
As always, thank you for your time.