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December 9, 2011 - 3:46 pm
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i am a 43 years old. and have became interested in the violin in the last couple of mouths.The sound is so coming to me.So i thought i would give it a try this winter. i am hoping to get one by mid Jan. 🙂 and this is what i will be getting Cecilio review seamed very good on it.the question i have, i have shorter fingers so should i go with the 3/4 or the 4/4 the mesarment for the size i should use used says 4/4. was just wondering if the 3/4 would have a smaller neck.also i will be trying to learn to read muisc in the mean time.i did play the sax back in 5 grade but i have forgot. all i learned back that was a while ago lol.  thank you for the great fourm fm. will be here a lot...

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December 9, 2011 - 4:26 pm
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I think only the body of the violin changes size from 3/4 to 4/4, so the neck would be the same.

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December 9, 2011 - 6:30 pm
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It is my opinion that if you are an adult you probably need a full size violin.  Notes up higher on the fingerboard are closer together I personally need all the room I can get. exactly

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December 9, 2011 - 8:11 pm
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My daughter is 4' 10" and can use a 4/4 but it is easier for her with a 3/4.  She is 41 so she is not a child but she is height impaired.  The size is going to be dependent on the lenght of your arm.  The difference of the width of the fingerboard is negligable.

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December 9, 2011 - 9:30 pm
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If your arms are long enough you should definitely use a full size violin. The sound is so much better and unless you have real skinny fingers it can be tough to get them close enough at times on a smaller instrument.

Here you can check dimensions for your arm length.

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December 10, 2011 - 12:26 am
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thank you everyone..i think ,i'll go with the 4/4. hope to catch you all around the forum here.

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December 10, 2011 - 7:11 am
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Hi, wco1968! Welcome to the site!birthday_balloon Wish You good luck with violin choise =)

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