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In that price range, you would be better to go with a Fiddlerman model. I think you will find a ton of people on here rate his products pretty high. I know I recently was considering a similar model violin and decided on the FM product because I know that it was actually set up correctly and adjusted. Plus you can hear the actual model you will buy! Much better than either of the three you listed if you ask me.
I have to second the suggestion to check out a Fiddlerman violin. They come professionally set up for you, which is extremely helpful when you're a beginner. Check them out and give them a listen.
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I looked at tons of reviews, then stumbled upon Fiddlerman. Based on so many positive reviews, I decided to go with Fiddlerman. At first, I couldn't decide which violin to go with because I didn't want to invest money in a student violin, only to upgrade months later. Also, I read several reviews where more advanced violins are easier to play. Since I'm new to the violin and reading notes, I was leaning towards getting a violin that was easier to play. Fortunately, I'm local and I met with Pierre and Mike. I was able to hold the violin and draw a bow across the strings. I couldn't believe how much easier it was to produce a sound from the strings on a more advanced violin, than a starter violin! Since I am local to their shop, they suggested renting. I decided to rent before investing alot of money in something that I may not stick with. Another thing about Pierre and Mike is that they are very accommodating. I wanted a particular sounding violin and Pierre found it for me. I can't wait until my workday is over so that I can tackle the G string notes, again (day 2 of practice).
I realize that my response is not definitive as to which violin to buy, however, I don't believe that you will go wrong with purchasing a violin from Fiddlerman. The violins look and sound amazing!
I am not familiar with the models you mention, but in a similar price range you can find the Johannes Kohr K500:
This is the model I currently play, and I really like it.
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