Having said that, I look at every one I encounter at a garage sale.
I studied the violin (not too successfully) for 6 years in elementary and middle school. I only had a borrowed school instrument to play. I’d love to have my own instrument, although I’m a little (a lot) old to take it up again. I’d love to have one from a garage sale.
The pictures of the Lipinski look a lot like the old school insturments I played LOL. But, I’ve heard the Lipinski and it sounds a lot better.
I always try to buy musical instruments at garage sales too. I don’t play.