What accessories will your child need to play the instrument – sticks, bows, reeds? Is your child 100% set on that particular instrument, or would a different one be more practical for your current lifestyle?
It’s a good idea to think about the longer term plan too, especially if you’re planning to invest in a more expensive instrument. Can your child learn the instrument at school, or if not, are there local teachers around? Are there orchestras or groups nearby that they could join at a later stage?
If your child has already started lessons, asking their teacher for advice on is a great place to start. They’ll be able to tell you what model or make of instrument would be most suitable, and where to buy it from.