Violins come in all shapes, sizes and even color. For a parent with children taking their first steps in musical development, the choices can be daunting.
An important thing you should look out for is tighter grains on the wood, which is a sign of higher quality. The ideal materials for violins are hand-carved solid spruce for the top; hand-carved solid maple for the neck, sides, and backs; and ebony, rosewood or box for the fittings.
What other details should you look out for? This infographic answers this and other questions you may have in purchasing a beginner violin for your child.