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i am buying a 2ndhand Violin 1/2 size
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July 1, 2016 - 11:01 pm
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the violin size is 1/2 is this appropriate me? im 15 years old 5'5 height 🙂
does this violin is on Good condition i will drop Pictures13495001_280044009052625_6105707408565282821_n-1.jpgImage Enlarger13508923_280044039052622_8213341045319552843_n-1.jpgImage Enlarger13508964_280043929052633_7543144733607113622_n-1.jpgImage Enlarger13553231_281009265622766_432530663_n-1.jpgImage Enlarger13565575_281009725622720_446612179_n-1.jpgImage Enlarger


July 2, 2016 - 6:11 am
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It is beautiful, but at 15, I wouldn't buy a half size. 


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July 2, 2016 - 8:46 am
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It looks beautiful, but I agree... At 15, and your height, a 1/2 size would be pretty small. There are videos online to show you how to measure your arm to pick your size,  but I am confident you would need a full size (4/4). 

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July 2, 2016 - 5:19 pm
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Most likely you need a full size, 4/4 size violin.

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July 4, 2016 - 8:41 am
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As Fiddlerman pointed out, arm length is a key factor. At your height, your arm length is mostly likely in the full size violin range, but everyone is different. Measure your arm and see which category you fall in. If your measurements are borderline between two categories, see if you can try out the two sizes.

Finger length will also make a difference. I'm not sure where you are in terms of learning violin, but I found that the violin size really started making a difference when I started using 4th finger. I am a short adult who started in a full size but switched after a few months to a 7/8. The smaller size works much better for me.

Sound quality will generally be better with larger violins, so you will want to use the larger size if your arms and fingers are long enough to allow it.

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