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Choose the right violin / cello size

Sizes of Violins

  1. 1/16 - Suitable for young children age 3 to five years old. with an arm length of 14 to 15 3/8 inches.
  2. 1/10 - Also for young musicians age 3 to 5 years old, with an arm length of 15 3/8 to 17 inches.
  3. 1/8 - Again, for young violin enthusiasts age 3 to 5 years old with an arm length of 17.1 to 17.5 inches.
  4. 1/4 - With an arm length of 17.6 to 20 inches, this violin is suitable for children 4 to 7 years old.
  5. 1/2 - For children ages 6 to 10 years old, with an arm length of 20 to 22 inches.
  6. 3/4 - Children 9 to 11 years old with an arm length of 22 to 23.5 inches will enjoy playing this size violin.
  7. 4/4 or Full Size Violin - For violinists age 9 and above with an arm length of 23.5 and up. This is the size for adults.

 

Sizes of Cellos (By Your Age)

  • 1/8 size - 4 to 6 years old
  • 1/4 size - 5 to 7 years old
  • 1/2 size - 7 to 11 years old
  • 3/4 size - 11 to 15 years old
  • 4/4 size - 15 and above