I am intending to use it mostly for late night practices. but hope once I learn enough to play dance music from the Playford dance book pre 1600 I might even learn to actutly play Fiddle . as much as I love listening to the classics . I love dancing to the fiddle. As for price. I had been expecting to get the Zebra Electric so I am guessing this one runs about the same price . $100 here on Superior Violin web site.