Purchasing an instrument can be a big decision for a family. Thankfully, many reputable music shops have "Rent-to-Own" Programs to help you access an affordable method to having an instrument. Please be careful when purchasing a reliable instrument and avoid something called "Violin-Shaped-Objects" i.e. "VSOs".
To become more inform of "VSOs" please check out this informed blog post HERE.
This Materials List also has local stores in the Charleston Area with appropriate rental options.
This is a great resource to help you find the best local and online stores!!