I'm an adult beginner violinist who prefer love songs over classical--peace!
Got this violin in my grandpa's garage with missing brand and dismantled neck, have the neck repaired at a musical instrument repair shop. I asked a luthier on facebook to repair the f-hole damage but he said "Cheap violins aren't worth repairing", so I left the f-hole damage like that.
I watched a lot of violin review of Mr. Fiddlerman and I like the GCV Kreisler, GCV Cannone, MJZ 905. Wish I have those .