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If the old one is nice - like nicer tone then deffo get that one.
But just because a violin is old doesn't mean its better.

You should test them all out and see which one you like best.
If at all possible you should take them home and test them for a week or so.

At my house at the moment I have 4 violins - 3 that were bought new, 2 of them are awful but they're okay for beginners. The other new one is lovely. The old one cost a lot more but is amazing - it looks awful but sounds beautiful.

I also have 2 cello's here - 1 brand new one which is the best cello I have ever had - it stays in tune for weeks and weeks.
I have another old one thats terrible.
 

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Are you buying it in a music shop?
some member of staff should be able to get a decent sound out of them.
Just listen to the tone of it - it shouldn't be scratchy or squeaky - more pure and clear.

Since your son doesn't know how to play - they will all probably sound scratchy if he tries.

Its not the end of the world if you end up with a not so great one since he is a beginner - in a few years when he is committed to it and can play fairly well you can invest in a better one :)

If he is young he more than likely won't be getting a full size anyway - so no point in paying loads for one he will grow out of.
 

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My son is nearly 18. He's 6' ...the sales person we spoke w/ at the store we were at Sunday...said he'd need a 4/4 :mellow:
Hmm. Have you thought of rent to own? lot of music stores do a rent to own because they knew kids will grow so they offer a transfer as they grow program. Just a thought? My daughter plays the violin and every state we've lived in has had a music store with the program...
I sure hope he doesn't grow. He's nearly 18 and already 6 foot!
4/4 is full size so he won't ever need to get another size :)

It looks okay - you really would need to hear the violin though.
It looks like a mass made one though - not all of them can be the same.
 
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