10 Real Instruments Under $100

Musically inclined kids are likely to start young on pots, pans and toy instruments, but what to do when they graduate to the real thing? Small space dwellers might have to shut down junior's wish for a double bass, but there are plenty of real instruments that don't take up a ton of room or cost a fortune. Secondhand is always our first choice, but when buying new here are ten of our favorites that aren't too big or too spendy.

TOP ROW
1. Rogue A Style Mandolin - Buy.com, $49.99
2. Latin Percussion Traditional Bongo - Amazon, $45.83
3. Hohner Performer 37 Melodica - Sam Ash, $69.99
4. Meinl Nino African Djembe - Musician's Friend, $59.99
5. Hohner 9522 Soprano Maple Wood Recorder - Groth Music, $30.99

BOTTOM ROW

6. Pearl M-80 Snare Drum - Musician's Friend, $59.99
7. Lee Oskar Major Diatonic Harmonica - Musician's Friend, $37.99
8. Meinl Headed Wood Tambourine with Aluminum Jingles - Guitar Center, $32.99
9. Sabian Bronze Triangle - Lone Star Percussion, $34
10. Kala KAS Mahogany Soprano Ukulele - Zzounds, $69

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