Violins in this price range may not all be new;  while there are frequently old and antique violins available in lower price ranges, typically a good German violin from the early 20th century will find its way into this group along with the new, modern violins.  Since the construction of violins has not changed much in 300 years these heirloom violins can be a great choice and compete well with new ones.  These old violins were the workshop instruments for the student trade 100 years ago and with the aged wood can be remarkable as well as in high demand.  All violins in this range will be for the serious player or collector and will have the highest quality strings and strong, beautiful tone colors.  Bows are once again a choice to be matched to the violin and the player.