I love the cello and would love to someday be able to play Bach's cello suites. It has such a warm sound. But 1 thing deters me from going straight into learning the cello, the price of it. I looked up how much a cello costs and I found out that a cello, even a beginner's cello, costs about $1000 without taking the bow into consideration.
I have heard of some people taking a bass guitar and using a violin bow to have a makeshift cello. But at most this would give you a 1/4 size, not ideal for an adult beginner.
But that price of $1000 for just the cello itself is really deterring me from going straight into learning the cello. I can't afford $1000, not even if it is for a cello. Sure, I could find it much cheaper on Amazon for the same quality but that would probably still be several hundred dollars in price. Not exactly an affordable instrument.
So I'm thinking of learning the violin once I get mine repaired and then once I get really good at the violin, transitioning to the cello. This would give me time to get the money I need to afford a cello. But should I do this or just go straight into learning the cello no matter how expensive it is?