Violin Sizes

In a recent article we talked about violin bow sizes, but it was also necessary that we deal with the theme of the instrument’s own sizes, since it is necessary to know the measures that refer to the size of a violin and which are those that should be used Depending on the size of each person.

To know what size to buy, it will usually be necessary to measure the length that goes from the neck of the person who will use the violin to the wrist of the extended left hand.

People, when they are in adulthood, should mostly use the 4/4 violin.

The sizes are included infractions of the largest size (which is 4/4) and the size of the violin, which ranges from ¾, 1/3, ¼, 1/8, 1/10, 1/16 and in Sometimes you can even get the size of 1/32 for those people who start at especially early ages.

Small violins, designed especially for children and beginners

Smaller violins are always usually of lower quality since they are usually made for beginners, which do not particularly require high sound quality and for this reason, it will be quite normal for people not to spend a fortune on a prodigious violin that will be discarded as soon as the violinist begins to grow

What do I do with my small violin if I buy a new one?

However, in many musical houses, you can get the particularity that violin exchanges are made as part of the payment, as long as it is in a good condition, in order to obtain a significantly better price.


The important thing is that it is always considered that the violinist’s arm should form an angle of 45 degrees when grabbing the instrument as a support, and depending on this the size of the violin will change.

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