I am 51 and for 3 years was contemplating playing the violin but didn’t want to start anything I might not continue as I sometimes do. A year ago I dove in and found Michael and this site. I immediately bought the Damiano as I read in a lot of places that a quality instrument will make One sound better right off and won’t be so discouraging. It has been about a year and a half now and I play 5 times a week and having a lot of fun learning new songs that get progressively harder. The neat thing about the violin is if You develop technique, even the simplest of songs can sound good, haha! I love how One can put emotion into it. You can make the same song sound sad or happy.
Anyway, have fun because it is a wonderful journey, not a destination! Enjoy the ride !