Hey, I've decided to start playing the Violin after being well over a year since I wanted to start. I always thought Violins were too expensive, but apparently you can get one for a few hundred dollars. I'm just here to ask about what good brands should I start with. I don't want anything top notch, just a good beginner thing that will last awhile. I do not want to outgrow it with only 6 months of playing. I also want to spend a moderate amount on it, which is like $350CDN maximum. Also, I'd like to know how realistic is it to learn the basics on your own. The lessons don't start till September, so I don't whether or not I want to wait that long. Anyways, any help is appreciated.