The violin family instruments come in a variety of sizes to enable students to begin their studies at a young age. The sizing is often indicated using fractions, thus smaller instruments are referred to as “fractional.” However, these fractional dilineations can be misleading, a 1/2 violin is not half the size of a full size violin! As a guideline, for violins and violas typically each smaller size is about 1″ smaller than the next size up. So a 3/4 violin has a 13″ body length whereas a full size is 14″.
Generally the appropriate size is determined by the teacher, but here at Seery Strings, we are expert in getting the right size for a student. We offer violin rentals in sizes from 1/16-full, viola from 10″- full, and cellos from 1/8-full.
Please note that we don’t always have stock of all sizes all the time. Call Jesse for availability.