Greetings and Merry Christmas from Carl in Asheville. Im new and have just started playing my 1st violin. A Mendini MV300 from KK. I am 58 years old and have always wanted to play. Been exposed to a whole alot of fiddlin in Asheville. So with my $60 kit Im learning, thanks to Fiddlerman. Very soon Im going to get a much better instrument. Fiddlerman is Awesome, and make it fun to learn, I love the website and all the info, blogs and knowing that there are many folks trying to learn like I am. The lessons are really helpful.