From a music educator perspective. DO NOT GET THIS FOR YOUR CHILD TO USE IN A SCHOOL. Violins need to be professionally set up. So after you pay to get the bridge adjusted and replace the inferior strings for $50+ it might work. Then the bow will warp. Bow replacement $35+. Two months later the pegs will need to be refitted because they keep slipping $35+ if it can even be done. Not to mention this is probably way to big for anyone under 12-13. If you are looking for a $75 toy take the plunge. If you are looking for a quality instrument please rent a correctly sized violin.