I like playing different kinds of instruments and i love the sound of the violin so i figured id get a cheap one one. Then I find out good ones are over 1,000 dollars. I wanted to get one in my MF catalouge for $100. Would this thing really be that bad? Im not expecting an excellent instrument, but would this thing compared to a real violin be like a Squier compared to a MIA Fender, Squier compared to a Sadowsky, or bits and peices of a Squier compared to 10 Sadowskys? Is it a waste of money to buy a 100 dollar violin? Im 15 and I dont have a job so I cant go blow a bunch of money on something that i dont know i'll stick with. Also, if i dont plan on playing it anywhere but by myself and maybe with my band, do I need a teacher? I know a teacher would help, but I dont even get bass lessons, Im not gonna pay for violin lessons. Any help would be very apreciated.