Violin Size Charts

 

 Violin Sizes by Arm Length

Violin Size

Arm Length

(in inches)

4/4 (Full Size)

24

3/4

22.5

1/2

21

1/4

19

1/8

18

1/10

16.5

1/16

15

Violins come in 8 different sizes: 4/4 (also called Full size), 3/4, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/10, 1/16. 4/4 size being the biggest and 1/16 size being the smallest. Adults all generally use the 4/4 violin.  To measure what size violin best suits you, you need to know the length between the neck to the wrist . The violin size determined by this approach would be the size that is more comfortable for students to hold. If you have a teacher, you should ask for your teacher’s recommendation.

 

 

Violin Sizes by Age:
Another more general way of determining the size
is by age. If the above, arm length information, is available, it is the more
accurate way to determine size. Otherwise, you can use the age chart below to
make the determination.

Violin Size

Age

4/4 (Full Size)

12 year and older

3/4

10-11

1/2

8-9

1/4

6-7

1/8

5-6

1/10

4-5

1/16

3 and below

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