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The right size for a student violin

How big should a student violin be so that it can be played well? Size table and information on the appropriate dimensions for the 4/4 violin, 3/4 violin and other sizes

The right Size one violin is always an individual question. Above all, it is important that the correct size of children and adults does not depend on height or age, but on his or her Arm length. If you decide on a 3/4 violin from our range, you are protected from possible misjudgments by our take-back guarantee. But of course it is much better if the ordered violin is the right size and can be played immediately. That is why we are giving you a few tips to help you choose the right size for the student violin.

With our Size Chart you can assess the relationship between these two factors. For orientation we have also added the body size and the usual "fraction line" information for the violin or instrument size (4/4, 3/4, 1/2, 1/4, etc.):

Arm lengthAgeheightviolin violaarc
34.0-43.0 cm3-5 years1.00-1.20 m1/16 violin (23 cm)---<43 cm
42.0-44.5 cm4-7 years1.10-1.30 m1/8 violin (25.5 cm)1/4 viola (25.0-28.0 cm)43.0-49.0 cm
44.5-51.0 cm5-8 years1.20-1.35 m1/4 violin (28.0 cm)1/2 viola (28.0-32.0 cm)49.0-55.0 cm
50.0-57.0 cm6-9 years1.20-1.45 m1/2 violin (32.0 cm)1/2 viola (28.0-32.0 cm)55-61 m
56.0-60.0 cm7-11 years1.35-1.50 m3/4 violin (33.5 cm)3/4 viola (33.0-34.0 cm)61.0-67.0 cm
> 60 cmfrom 11 yearsfrom 1.50 m4/4 violin (35.5 cm)4/4 viola (38.0-42.0cm)> 67 cm

* Child age in years
** The body length is given in cm, which you can also find in our offers
*** measured without screw, only the rod

The best way to determine the arm length is on the left arm stretched forward; measure the length in cm from the base of the shoulder to the middle of the open palm. While one likes to buy “growing” when it comes to clothing for children and prefers to choose a size larger, when buying a violin, it should be the other way around. The smaller violin size is much less difficult to play than a violin that is too large. When you have received the violin, your violin teacher will be happy to help you assess whether the instrument really fits. That is also useful Rule of thumbafter which your child should still be able to grasp the fiddle of the violin with his arm almost extended. Or - if it has already learned this - it simply grabs a few notes in the first position, with which it can also try out immediately whether the length of the violin fits the size of its hands; and of course it should be able to hold its arm with as little effort as possible.

 

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