Violin Information

Measurements for Makers

 

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Measurements in mm

1/4

1/2

3/4

7/8

4/4

SM

MD

LG

1/2

3/4

7/8

4/4

3/4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Body length

285

320

335

345

356

390

405-10

430

655

690

720

750

1130

Body width

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  upper bout

133

145

156

162

168

188

193

200

290

315

326

342

530

  middle bout

91

97

105

109

112

127

131

140

200

210

225

238

380

  lower bout

163

182

195

200

206

228

236

250

375

400

413

432

650

scroll length

85

94

101

104

108

122

125

128

185

190

194

204

 

rib height average

26

28

29

29,5

30

36

38

40

100

105

114

120

220

rib thickness

1

1

1

1.1

1.1

1.1

1.2

1.2

1.5

1.6

1.6

1.7

2.5

lining thickness

1.5

1.5

1.5

1.8

2

2

2

2

2

2

2.5

2.5

4.5

lining width

4

4

5

7

8

8

8

8

14

14

16

16

25

Blocks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   upper width

41

44

47

48

50

 

 

55

 

 

 

90

150

   upper thickness

13

13

14

14

15

 

 

18

 

 

 

30

 

   Lower width

36

39

42

43

45

 

 

50

 

 

 

85

120

   lower thickness

12

12

13

13

14

 

 

15

 

 

 

30

 

   upper width

14

14

15

15

16

22

 

 

 

 

 

30

 

   lower width

16

16

17

17

18

24

 

 

 

 

 

40

 

Arching height

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Back

 

13.2

13.7

14.1

15.0

15

16

17

24

25

26

28

44

   Front

 

13.7

14.3

14.9

15.5

16

17

18

25

26

27

29

48

Back thickness

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   center at sound post

3.2

3.5

3.9

4.1

4.5

4

4.5

5

6

6.5

6.8

7

12

   flanks

 

2

2

2.2

2.3

2.4

2.7

3

2.8

3

3.3

3.5

5

   at fluting

1.8

1.8

2

2.1

2.5

2

2.3

2.5

2.6

2.8

3

3.5

5.5

   center of bouts

2

2

2.2

2.3

2.7

2.4

2.6

3

3

3.2

3.5

3.6

8

   edge thickness

3.1

3.2

3.5

3.8

3.9

3.9

4

4.1

4.7

4.8

5

5

7.5

Front thickness

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   center at sound post

2.5

2.5

2.8

2.9

3

3.1

3.2

3.3

3.8

4.2

4.5

4.7

8

   flanks

 

2.2

2.2

2.4

2.5

2.5

2.6

3

2.8

3.1

3.4

3.9

5

   at fluting

2

2

2.1

2.3

2.5

2.3

2.4

2.8

2.7

2.9

3.1

3.9

6

   center of bouts

2.3

2.4

2.4

2.6

2.7

2.5

2.6

3

3

3.2

3.5

4

7

   edge thickness

3.2

3.3

3.5

3.9

4

3.9

4

4.1

4.9

5

5.3

5.5

7.5

Overhang

 

 

 

 

2.2

2.3

2.3

2.3

2.5

2.5

3

3

3.5

Purfling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Distance from edge

3

3.1

3.3

3.5

4

3.5

4

4.2

4.3

4.4

4.5

5-6

7.5

Purfling thickness

1.1

1.1

1.2

1.3

1.3

1.2

1.3

1.4

1.4

1.4

1.5

1.6

2.5

Soundholes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   length

 

62

68

71

73

78

78

82

120

124

128

130

 

   between top holes

35

36

38

41

42

46

48

50

86

88

95

98

170

   bottom hole to edge

10

10

11

12

12

13-15

13-15

13-15

22

24

26

28

50

Proportions

 2:3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7:10

 

 

 

2:3

Stop Length

159

171

183

189

195

219

225

225-230

350

370

390

405

625

Neck Length

106

114

122

126

130

146

150

150-154

245

259

273

280

436  

  Bassbar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  length approx.

215

240

250

260

265

 

 

 

480

535

550

580

850

  thickness approx.

4

4

.,5

5

5.5

5.5

6

7

8.5

9

10

11

20

  height middle approx.

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

21

23

23.5

24

45

Fingerboard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   radius

 

32

35

38

39.5

37

37

37

 

 

 

70

72

   length

 

215

238

255

270

29

29.5

30

510

550

570

580

 

   width at nut

20

21

22

23.5

24.5

5.5

5.5

6

29

30

31

32

42-45

   width at bridge

35

38

40

42

42.5

44

46

48

59

60

61

63

95-110

   edge thickness

4

4.5

5

5

5.5

5.5

6

6.5

6

7

7

8

11

   from end to soundboard

16.5

17

19.5

20

21

24

25

26

 

 

 

65

 

   thickness top nut

4

4.5

5

5

5.5

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

15

Pegbox

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   width at nut

20

21

22

23.5

24.5

27

28.5

31

39

41

43

45

65

   width at throat

14

15

16.5

18

19.5

20

21

22

 

 

 

31

50

   length

 

60

65

68

72

80

82

84

 

 

 

135

 

Elevation

 

 

 

 

27

31.5

32

32.5

 

 

 

79.5

158

String angle over bridge

156°

156°

157°

157°

158°

157

157

157

 

 

 

153

 

Neck root elevation

5

5

5.5

5.5

6

7.5

8

8.5

17

18

19

20

30

Neck root angle

87°

87°

87°

87°

87°

87°

87°

87°

 

 

 

83°

80°

Button

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   width

 

16

18

19

20

22

22.5

23

25

26

28

29

42

   height

 

10

11

11.5

12

13

14

15

20

21

21.5

22

30

Neck

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   thickness at body

15.5

16.5

17.5

18.5

19.5

18.5

19

21

 

 

 

33

50

   thickness at scroll

14.5

15.5

16.5

17.5

18.5

19.5

20

22

 

 

 

29

40

Saddle length

 

32

33

34

35

38

39

40

50

52

54

55

95

String spacing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   at nut

 

13

13.5

15

16.5

16.5

17

17.5

19.5

21

22

23

37

   at bridge

26

28

31

33

34

35

36

37

41.2

43.3

45

47

85

soundpost thickness

4

4.5

5

5.5

6

6

6.5

7

8

9

10

11

18

string length

267

287

307

317

327

370

380

380-390

602

637

672

695

1070

Bridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   feet width

32

37

38

41

41

45

46

47

 

 

 

90

155

   thickness

 

 

 

 

4.5

5

5

5

 

 

 

11

20

   height approx.

30

30

32

32

33

38

39

40

 

 

 

92

157

String height at f.b. end

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   high

 

 

 

 

3.25

 

 

3-4

 

 

 

5-6

9

   low

 

 

 

 

5.5

 

 

4.5-6

 

 

 

8-9

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