I am just about to start learning the violin. To provide some context, I am not looking to pursue it professionally and am pursuing it for recreation. However, i still want to reach an intermediate level of skill. Currently, I have no background in music.
My main concern is that I am not very well financed and would not like to invest substantial amounts of money as a beginner(however, I am completely fine with spending more money later on as I get advanced). My current budget is less than $100 which is amongst the cheapest rates for a violin.
I was wondering if starting to learn the violin on a cheaper instrument could be detrimental later on as I transition to a better crafted instrument.
Regarding research, I looked at a similar question on the site however the question was slightly different and have thus, asked it afresh.
This is my first question on the music stack exchange and please suggest any edits if required. Thanks!