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How to Measure for the Violin, Viola, Cello & Bass

Violin Sizing

How to measure for the Violin

Lift the left arm and extend it fully to the side, parallel to the floor with the palm facing upward. Measure from the neck to the middle of the palm.

It’s better to play on an instrument that is a bit smaller than one that is bigger, especially for beginners. See our chart for the approximate sizing.

Also, please feel free to give us a ring. We can help over the phone or even FaceTime, Zoom or Google Hangouts: 800-284-9788

Violin Sizing
Violin SizeArm MeasurementAge
1/32less than 14''1 - 3 YRS
1/1614'' - 15.9''3 - 4 YRS
1/1016'' - 16.9''4 - 5 YRS
1/817'' - 17.9''5 -6 YRS
1/418'' - 19.9''6 - 7 YRS
1/220'' - 21.9''7 - 8 YRS
3/422'' - 22.9''9 - 11 YRS
4/423''+12+ YRS

Viola Sizing

How to measure for the Viola

Lift the left arm and extend it fully to the side, parallel to the floor with the palm facing upward. Measure from the neck to the middle of the palm.

It’s better to play on an instrument that is a bit smaller than one that is bigger, especially for beginners. See our chart for the approximate sizing.

Also, please feel free to give us a ring. We can help over the phone or even FaceTime, Zoom or Google Hangouts: 800-284-9788

Viola Sizing
Viola SizeArm MeasurementAge
12'20'' - 21.9''7 - 8 YRS
13'22'' - 22.9''9 - 10 YRS
14'23'' - 23.9''11 - 12 YRS
15'24'' - 24.9''13 - 14 YRS
15.5'25'' - 25.9''14+ YRS
16'26'' - 26.9''14+ YRS
16.5'27''+14+ YRS

Cello Sizing

How to measure for the Cello

Cello sizing is based on the players height; see our chart for the approximate sizing.

It’s better to play on an instrument that is a bit smaller than one that is bigger, especially for beginners.

Also, please feel free to give us a ring. We can help over the phone or even FaceTime, Zoom or Google Hangouts: 800-284-9788

Cello Sizing
Cello SizeHeight
1/10less than 3'
1/83' - 3.5'
1/43.5' - 4.0'
1/24.0' - 4.5'
3/44.5' - 5'
4/45' and up.

Double Bass Sizing

How to measure for the Double bass

Bass sizing is based on the players height; see our chart for the approximate sizing.

It’s better to play on an instrument that is a bit smaller than one that is bigger, especially for beginners.

Also, please feel free to give us a ring. We can help over the phone or even FaceTime, Zoom or Google Hangouts: 800-284-9788

Double Bass Sizing
Bass SizeHeight
1/83.0' - 4.0'
1/44.0' - 4.5'
1/24.5' - 5.5'
3/45.5' and up
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