String instruments are made in many different sizes to fit students as they grow. Generally speaking, a 4/4 or full size instrument is for someone who is close to an adult size or an adult. The bow and the case should fit the instrument. If you would like advice about choosing an instrument size, please call us at 877.858.6222 or contact us through the website. We are more than happy to help you.
|Violin||1/16 size, 1/10 size, 1/8 size, 1/4 size, 1/2 size, 3/4 size, 4/4 full size|
|Viola||12" size, 13" size, 14" size, 15" size, 15.5" size, 16" size, 16.5" size|
|Cello||1/16 size, 1/10 size, 1/8 size, 1/4 size, 1/2 size, 3/4 size, 7/8 size, 4/4 full size|
|Double Bass||1/4 size, 1/2 size, 3/4 size|
About Violas - A 14" viola has the same body length as a full size violin; however, the body of the viola is normally deeper in order to accommodate the resonance of the lower pitched strings.
We don't recommend buying a size they can grow into. Choosing the correct size for a student is essential for the young string player. Although parents will wisely choose clothing in a larger size for a child to "grow into," this is not a good practice in choosing an instrument size. An instrument that is too large will contribute to poor technical habits and frustration.
We recommend contacting us if you are unsure about the correct size to order online.