I took Noelle to Hoshaw Fine Violins in Ames this morning. We had to find a replacement 3/4 size bow to replace hers, which broke. This is a row of the really good violins, which are out of our price range. There are violins from Germany, Romania, Ukraine, etc. We did get her a new bow, which is basically identical to the one that she has been borrowing from Abby since hers broke. Once she grows a little bit and get up to full size instruments, I'd like to look at some nicer violins. The girls are both so musically talented, I want to encourage it as much as possible.