So, I've played the violin since I was 6 years old. And for the past 5 or 6 years, I have been playing in a bluegrass band. I play the mandolin, fiddle, and am learning banjo. However, I have never had my very own instrument (apart from 2 harmonicas and a penny whistle)!! Well, this Christmas I decided it was time. Time to have my very own instead of hand-me-downs that really belong to my parents. So here it is! :) A brand new Andare (German made) violin.