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I'm extremely small, so when I was playing the violin as a kid I never grew out of the 3/4 size. I'm looking to buy a violin again but I'm dubious about getting a full size one. Arm length is borderline and I have tiny hands - I'm not sure how difficult it'd be to play it in tune. I've tried some violins out at a shop and I was vastly more comfortable on the 3/4 size, but since that's all I've played and I'm out of practice anyway, I'm not sure if that means anything.
My pinky finger is really crooked as well and I wonder if that would give me more trouble on the 4/4 since it did even on the 3/4. But there's so many more options with 4/4.
Would appreciate any advice.
I'm exactly on the border between sizes, according to that. Figures, haha. I'm kind of leaning toward the 3/4 right now...I'm not buying anything really expensive, so I can always change my mind later I guess. I'll probably play both sizes some more before I decide, though.
edited to add: if I wasn't so interested in electric violins I'd definitely go with 3/4 but a lot of the electric ones seem to be 4/4 only.