I'm seriously thinking about starting violin and am looking around at teachers/violins etc. The only thing is, I haven't yet found a teacher and I don't know anyone who plays the violin at any standard so I'm a bit stuck as to what sort of violin to get and where to get it from etc.
Does anyone have any good recommendations as to model types etc.? I'm looking for a cheap but good model, not too flashy but that doesn't sacrifice quality for being cheap. I have no idea where to start! I thought about second-hand/hiring as well, but again I'm stuck on which places sell good quality second hand violins.
Can anyone help?