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  • #1947 Reply

    AmandaSueHowell
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    Okay, so I’m a short female….5’1″…I wasn’t sure if I need to buy a 3/4, or if all adults use 4/4? Probably a really dumb question but I am SUPER new/ignorant (but really willing to learn!). 🙂

    #1949 Reply

    Michael Sanchez
    Keymaster

    I would say anybody over 5 feet tall should be in a full size. I have sold 3/4 violins to some adults, but that is pretty rare. It actually can be swayed either way though if you have small or big hands. In the case of being 5 feet tall and you have small hands, I would suggest a 3/4 size. If you have normal sized hands (no short pinkies), I would suggest a regular 3/4 size. There also are options out there for 7/8 size violins although they are a lot less common. I do have some of these available through my store and many other dealers do as well.

    #1950 Reply

    AmandaSueHowell
    Participant

    I’m not sure what qualifies as a short pinkie, but I suspect mine might be….it ends slightly above the middle of my ringe finger….

    Just measured…it’s 1 & 7/8 inches long. Hope that helps? lol

    #1952 Reply

    Michael Sanchez
    Keymaster

    To me it sounds like you are about border line Amanda. I don’t think it would hurt you to get a 3/4 size, although it really could go either way. The thing about a full size is that they sound better (bigger instrument–more internal acoustics). I would say get the full size as it is a coin flip.

    #1953 Reply

    AmandaSueHowell
    Participant

    Okay. I think I’ll just get a full size, and do some exercises to keep my fingers limber and stretchy lol. That way when I’m ready to sell and upgrade, I have an easy time doing it. (See? Looking towards the future here! lol)

    #1965 Reply

    Michael Sanchez
    Keymaster

    Does anybody else have any questions about what to look for in a beginner instrument?

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