Choose a Violin that is right for you or your child:

How to Choose a Violin Size: 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. 

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.

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

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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.

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 size9″-12″   ages 0-3
1/32 size12″-14″  ages 3-4
1/16 size14″-15″  ages 4-5
1/10 size15″-17″  ages 5-6
1/8 size17″-18″  ages 6-7
1/4 size18″-20″  ages 7-8
1/2 size20″-22″  ages 8-10
3/4 size22″-23″  ages 10-12
4/4 size23″+      ages 12+

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Welcome to our guide on how to choose the right violin size for you or your child. As you probably know, the violin comes in a variety of sizes, ranging from the tiny 1/32 size to the full-size 4/4. Choosing the right size is important for comfort, ease of playing, and most importantly, the sound quality of the instrument. So, let’s dive into the world of violin sizes!

First, let’s determine the right size for children. It’s important to choose a size that allows for comfortable playing, as well as easy access to all parts of the violin. The smallest size available is 1/16, and it’s perfect for children as young as three years old. As the child grows, you may want to consider upgrading to a larger size to accommodate their changing needs.

The 1/10 size is appropriate for children aged four to five, while the 1/8 size is perfect for children aged five to six. For children aged six to seven, the 1/4 size is appropriate, while the 1/2 size is perfect for children aged eight to nine. Finally, for children aged ten and above, the 3/4 size is appropriate, while the full-size 4/4 is appropriate for anyone aged twelve and above, or for adults.

When choosing the right size, it’s important to take measurements of the child’s arm length. To do this, have the child stand with their arm fully extended, and measure the distance from the base of their neck to their wrist. This measurement will determine the appropriate size of the violin.

For adults, the full-size 4/4 is the only size available, as it’s designed to accommodate the longer arms and larger hands of an adult player. However, if you have smaller hands or arms, you may want to consider a smaller size to ensure that you can play comfortably.

In conclusion, choosing the right violin size is important for both comfort and sound quality. By taking measurements and considering the age and size of the player, you can find the perfect size that will allow for easy playing and beautiful sound. Don’t hesitate to consult with a professional violinist or music teacher for additional advice and guidance in selecting the right size for you or your child. Good luck and happy playing!

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