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Different violin sizes correspond to people of different heights. Common violin sizes are 4/4, 3/4, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32. In addition, rare sizes such as 7/8, 3/8 and 1/10 are also available. The so-called 4/4 and 7/8 sizes are for adults (in fact, 13 or 14 year old boys of normal height can also use them), and 7/8 is designed for smaller adults, especially made for ladies. Other violins below 3/4 size are for children. As your child gets older, you'll need a new size violin in a year or so, in the range of 1/32 to 3/4. There is a large size difference between 1/4 and 1/2, so the size of 3/8 or small 1/2 comes into being. In addition, other sizes except 4/4 the specifications of other sizes may also be slightly different in size due to different manufacturers.

The following are different arm lengths corresponding to different sizes, please read the specific measurement method: 《INSTRUMENT SIZE GUIDE》

Size Arm Length Typical Age
1/16 14"–15" 3-5 Years
1/10 15"–16" 3-5 Years
1/8 16"–18" 3-5 Years
1/4 18"–20" 4–7 Years
1/2 20"–22" 6-10 Years
3/4 22"–23" 9-11 Years
4/4 23" and up 12+ Years

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