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Sizes Tables

Dimensions, lengths and ages for our string instruments and children's guitars..

Successful, motivated playing depends above all on choosing the right size of instrument.
There are many sensible and nonsensical methods for ascertaining the right size. This page describes what in our experience is the most sensible. Please make sure to consult your teacher, or give us a call.

As some age ranges overlap, please proceed as follows for:

  1. scale length your child's stretched out left arm from the neck to the middle of the hand surface
  2. Compare the results with the details stated in our tables

For:

  1. scale length the height of your child
  2. Multiply the height by 0.4 (e.g. 143 cm x 0.4 = 58 cm)
  3. The result when rounded up corresponds approximately to the right scale length
  4. Our table then indicates the right guitar scale length
  5. Please note that this method is not always correct
  6. If in any doubt, please give us a call
  1. The smaller age indicated in the table refers to the minimum age of the child
  2. The greater age refers to the maximum age for the corresponding instrument size
  3. As a rule, it is better for the instrument to be too small than too large
  4. Example: a 6-year old child wants to play the cello. The child is somewhat smaller than other 6-year old children. The right size in this case would be: 1/4



 Violine - All Höfner + Gasparini Models

Size Arm Length (child) Age (child) Corpus Length Overall Length Scale length
1/16 35,5 - 39,0 cm from 3 - 5 years 225 mm 380 mm 210 mm
1/8 43,0 - 44,5 cm
from 4 - 6 years 255 mm 425 mm 235 mm
1/4 44,5 - 50,0 cm
from 5 - 7 years 279 mm 460 mm 253 mm
1/2 50,0 - 56,0 cm
from 6 - 8 years 316 mm 520 mm 289 mm
3/4 56,0 - 60,0 cm
from 7 - 10 years 334 mm 560 mm 305 mm
4/4 from 60,0 cm
from 9 years 358 mm 590 mm 325 mm

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 Viola - All Höfner + Gasparini Models

Size Arm Length (child)
Age (child) Corpus Length Scale Length
1/8 (12") from 6 - 9 years 310 mm 285 mm
1/4 (12,5") 43,0 - 44,5 cm from 7 - 9 years 315 mm 290 mm
1/4 (13 " ) 44,5 - 50,0 cm
from 8 - 10 years 325 mm 255 mm
1/2 (14 " ) 50,0 - 56,0 cm
from 9 - 11 years 355 mm 325 mm
3/4 (15 " ) 56,0 - 60,0 cm
from 12 years 380 mm 350 mm
4/4 (15,5 " ) 56,0 - 60,0 cm
from 12 years 394 mm
4/4 (16 " ) from 60,0 cm
from 12 years 406 mm 375 mm

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Celli - All Höfner Models

Size Age (child) Overall Length Corpus Length Scale length
1/8 from 4 - 6 years 825 mm 510 mm 465 mm
1/4 from 6 - 9 years 950 mm 580 mm 529 mm
1/2 from 9 - 11 years 1060 mm 650 mm 595 mm
3/4 from 11 years 1125 mm 690 mm 625 mm
4/4 from 12 years 1270 mm 750 mm 685 mm

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 Children's Guitars - All ProArte, ProNatura, Aranjuez, Toledo Models

Size Scale length Age (child) Overall Lenght (child)
1/8 440 mm from 3- 5 years ca. 110 cm
1/4 480 mm from 5 -7 years ca. 120 cm
1/2 525 mm from 6 -8 years ca. 133 cm
3/4 580 mm from 8 - 11 years ca. 145 cm
7/8 610 mm from 10 years ca. 153 cm
7/8 625 mm from 10 years ca. 158 cm
4/4 650 mm from 12 years from 163cm

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