So last Saturday my dad suprised me and got me a violin at a gun and antique show. I had been wanting a violin so I could take lessons since last year but it didn't quite work out until he found this one for $100 with the case which is worth $25 so I'd say it was a good deal. The D string had broken off and it looked like it was due to someone trying to tune it because the D string tuner was completely turned all the way to the right. But we got that fixed yesterday and tuned so now it is ready to play. I'm starting lessons today. :) My piano teacher knows basic violin so she's going to teach me until I become more advanced. I praise the Lord that this is all working out so smoothly and quickly.