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violin sizes

Use this guide to select the correct size instrument. 

sizing directions

Selecting a violin size by measurements. Measure from your neck to the middle of the palm of your hand while your left hand and arm are fully extended away from your side. This will give you the largest size of violin a student can play on. Then follow the sizing guidelines listed below.

ARM

23"+

VIOLIN

4/4 (Full Size)

22"

3/4

20"

1/2

6-7

1/4

18"

1/8

16"

1/10

15"

1/16

13"

1/32

Violin Body Lengths:

  • 4/4 Violin = 356mm or approx. 14 inches
  • 7/8 Violin = 343mm - 348mm or approx. 13½ inches
  • 3/4 Violin = 335mm or approx. 13 inches
  • 1/2 Violin = 310mm or approx. 12.2 inches
  • 1/4 Violin = 280mm or approx. 11 inches
  • 1/8 Violin = 255mm or approx. 10 inches
  • 1/16 Violin = 230mm or approx. 9 inches

 

Once you have determined the correct size, go back to the violin page, where you can use the size menu to select the correct instrument.

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