My 8-year-old daughter is beginning violin lessons. I am looking for a decent 1/2 size violin for her to play until she is the appropriate size to play the violin my wife inherited from her great-grandfather. Until I know playing the violin is something my daughter will stick with long term, my budget for getting her a violin is $200. I have been looking at used violins on eBay and was hoping I could get some advice or suggestions. I am including some eBay listings I found that fit my price range but am open to just about anything. I would get any violin I purchase restringed. I am located in a major metro area in Texas, so also have access to several high-quality music stores.
Lewis and Son 1/2 size violin (made in Germany)
ER Pfretzschner Violin 1/2 with Bow and Case
Doreli 1/2 Violin Model 79 Outfit Carved Spruce Top w/ Bow Case Student Beginner
Becker 1/2 Size Violin with Hard Case Made in Romania NEEDS STRINGS Kaman 8183
Vintage 1966 Nagoya Suzuki 101RR Stradivarious Copy Violin 1/2 & Case As Is!
I appreciate your responses.