Scott Cao 850 Violin
The Scott Cao 850 Violin earns top spot on this list because it’s very high quality instrument at an affordable price. With a rich, opulent tone on the lower strings, and a surprising brilliance on the higher strings, it is a very consistent model suitable for everyone from an advancing beginner with a larger budget to an intermediate/advanced student. Though you may want to replace the Thomastik Dominant strings with higher-quality dominants, the fittings are all of high quality. The Guarneri chinrest and Aubert bridge are a good match for this instrument, as they're affordably replaced, quality fittings.