How to Choose the Right Violin Size

Choose the Violin Size that is right for you or your child:

Violins come in all different sizes.  The most common size violin is the 4/4 or “full size” violin.  The smallest violin size is the 1/64th size violin.  This violin is very small.  Most of these 1/64 size violins are toys and are not real violins.  Your Music Supply actually sells the real 1/64 size violin.  Check out this video on the worlds smallest violin. 

You can Buy a 1/64th size violin here.

The benefit of purchasing or renting a violin with Your Music Supply is that we make sure that you receive the correct violin size that will fit you or your children perfectly.  When renting with us we exchange out sizes for free.  When you grow out of the size you are renting simply send it back and we send you the next size violin.  Our instrument trade in program is great when you need the next size violin.

To choose the right violin size,  your first must measure from your collar bone to the middle of the palm.  Then refer to the chart to choose the correct size violin.  Look at the pictures and chart below.

This picture shows where to measure from the Collar Bone.

violin size collar bone

This picture shows you measure to middle of palm (26 inches).

violin size

So according to the chart below and the measurements from above this person will fit a 4/4 or full size violin. This would be the right violin size for an adult or older teenager.

When you shop for violins use this chart as a reference.  This chart gives all the measurements for all the different size violins. Check out all the different violins that you can buy here.

1/64 size 9″-12″   ages 0-3
1/32 size 12″-14″  ages 3-4
1/16 size 14″-15″  ages 4-5
1/10 size 15″-17″  ages 5-6
1/8 size 17″-18″  ages 6-7
1/4 size 18″-20″  ages 7-8
1/2 size 20″-22″  ages 8-10
3/4 size 22″-23″  ages 10-12
4/4 size 23″+      ages 12+