what size violin do I need

What Size Violin do I need? - Violin Shop Tampa

Are you in search of the correct size violin? Typically, adults and individuals over five feet in height will find a full-size violin, also known as a 4/4 size, suitable for their needs. However, if you have smaller hands or shorter arms compared to the average adult, you may require a smaller-sized violin. Determining the correct size for you or your child is crucial for optimal comfort and performance. Rest assured, our store warmly invites you to come by for one of our personalized sizing sessions for violins. With expert guidance, you can confidently select the perfect size to suit your requirements..

Violins come in eight standard sizes. The size corresponds to the length of the body of the violin, this does not include the neck and scroll. The neck and scroll of the violin are simply built in proportion to the body of the instrument so this is not necessary to measure. The smallest size is named a 1/16 size and has a body length of 9 inches. Each size increases slightly and are named 1/10, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, 7/8 and finally 4/4 or full size (about 14 inches.)



Measuring Your Body for the Right Size Violin

The right size violin can be determined by the right type of measurement process. You will sit or stand upright, point one arm out to your side and turn your palm to the sky, measure from the neck to wrist. The measurement chart below should help you determine what size you will need. If in doubt always go with the smaller size as this is much more comfortable than slightly too big.  Here is a video to show you in detail on how to measure for the correct size violin

The best way to make certain is with the help of a private teacher or an experienced violin shop, such as Violin Shop Tampa.  If you currently own a violin and find the size is not the best fit, most violin shops have a great trade in policy so that you can simply move up in size at very little cost. When buying a violin also be sure that the bow and case are sized appropriately for the instrument.

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Phone: 813-288-8215

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