Don’t put off tomorrow what you can have today. 🙂 I wasn’t even planning on buying a new violin. After all, I only been playing for less than a year! But when both the Marina, and Damino came in the mail for me to try out and I played my first few notes, Wow! What a huge difference than playing on this cheap violin I had purchased brand new. I play this Damiano at least 1-2 hrs everyday, and I love it.