I'm not. (a violinist) I am thinking of buying one for my daughter to enter her school's music program next year. My first question is, what do the sizes mean on these things? I assume that the 4/4 is a full size, but they also have 3/4, 1/4, 1/8, 1/10, 1/16, 1/32 - obviously a 1/32 violin is not really 32 times smaller than a full size - so what do these sizes mean? (and which would be best for a 4th grade beginner?) I suppose I could rent one. I'm not sure which is a better route to go. I'm guessing that I'll save money over the long run if I buy a cheap one as opposed to renting a more expensive one. I've seen some pretty inexpensive student violins (Florea - at Music123) Would a cheap fiddle hold her back from learning? Would renting a nicer one be worth it? I want to help her get started on an instrument, but I'm on a very limited budget. What's my best move here?