Violin Size Chart

Violin Size Chart

These sizes are tentative! You need to actually see the recommended size violin on a child to be sure it's correct. For arm length, have the student look forward and hold out the left arm. Measure the distance between the neck and the middle of the palm.

 
   
1/32 size
Arm length: 13.5 in.
Age: up to 3 yrs

1/16 size
Arm length: 14.5 in.
Age: 3-4 yrs
Height: 37-40 in.

1/10 size
Arm length: 16 in.
Age: 4-5 yrs
Height: 40-43 in.

1/8 size
Arm length: 17.25 in.
Age: 5-6 yrs
Height: 43-46 in.

1/4 size
Arm length: 19
Age: 6-7 yrs
Height: 46-49 in.

1/2 size
Arm length: 20.75 in.
Age: 8-9 yrs
Height: 50-53 in.

3/4 size
Arm length: 22 in.
Age: 10-12 yrs
Height: 54-58 in.

4/4 (full) size
Arm length: 23.5 in.
Age: 12 & up
Height: 59+ in.

 

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