Measuring Guide for Violin & Viola
Measure in centimeters from the neck to the middle of the palm.
SIZING FOR VIOLNS
Directions for Measuring: With the player’s arm fully extended and parallel to the floor, measure in centimetres from the neck to the middle of the palm.
|SIZE OF VIOLIN||MEASUREMENT (CM)||AVERAGE AGE OF CHILD|
|1/16||35 - 38 CM||3 - 4 YRS|
|1/10||39 - 42 CM||4 - 5 YRS|
|1/8||43 - 46 CM||5 - 6 YRS|
|1/4||47 - 51 CM||6 -7 YRS|
|1/2||52 - 56 CM||7 - 8 YRS|
|3/4||57 - 60 CM||9 - 11 YRS|
|4/4||> 60 CM||11 - 13+ YRS|
SIZING FOR VIOLAS
|SIZE OF VIOLIA||MEASUREMENT (CM)|
|12"||53 - 55 CM|
|13"||55 - 59 CM|
|14"||59 - 63 CM|
|15"||63 - 65 CM|
|15" 1/2||65 - 67 CM|
SIZING FOR CELLOS
Directions for Measuring: Sizing cellos is slightly more complicated than sizing violins and violas. The student should be seated at the edge of a chair such that the knees are bent at a ninety-degree angle (feet flat on the floor). The upper edge (back of cello near where the neck joins the body) of the instrument should rest in the centre of the chest (on the sternum) and the C peg should be slightly behind the left ear. The knees should lightly grip the lower bouts ensuring that the corners do not dig into the side of legs. (Corners should be slightly above the inside of the knees). The student should be able to reach both ends of the fingerboard with ease. The chart below shows approximate sizing by age.
Note: 7/8 size cellos are available as well. This can be a useful transitional size or a more comfortable option for those players who prefer a slightly smaller instrument.
|SIZE OF CELLO||AGE OF CHILD|
|1/10||4 - 5 YRS|
|1/8||5 - 6 YRS|
|1/4||6 - 8 YRS|
|1/2||8 - 10 YRS|
|3/4||10 - 12 YRS|
|4/4||12 - 13+ YRS|
SIZING FOR DOUBLE BASSES
Directions for Measuring: The 3/4 size double bass is the standard size for adults. 7/8 size basses and 4/4 sizes basses are made but they are less commonly used.
As a rough guideline, when both the bass and the player are standing upright, the bridge should be approximately at the same height as the large knuckles of the student's right hand. The most important issue is that the instrument is comfortable and that the student can reach the higher registers of the fingerboard without difficulty.
The chart below shows approximate sizing by age.
|SIZE OF BASS||AGE OF CHILD|
|1/16||3 - 4 YRS|
|1/10||4 - 5 YRS|
|1/8||5 - 7 YRS|
|1/4||7 - 9 YRS|
|1/2||9 - 13 YRS|
The YSV104 Silent Violin returns to the original silent violin concept as a refined practice instrument that provides an ideal blend of features and playability for violin players. The Yamaha YSV104 Silent Violin is an excellent choice for all players who want to practice quietly with acoustic violin tone.
The YSV104 Silent Violin is the first silent violin to feature the Yamaha SRT Powered System. The YSV104 employs the Yamaha SRT Powered system that has been a highly acclaimed success in Silent Guitar models. Although the solid-body Silent Violin does not have a resonant body, SRT Powered simulates the natural response, body resonance, and sound that the player would experience with an acoustic instrument.
*SRT: Studio Response Technology
Bridge, chin rest, tailpiece, neck, and other parts that affect playing posture and feel are in the same positions as on an acoustic violin and frame designed to allow attachment of standard bridge type shoulder rests.
In addition to a headphone jack and supplied earphone for private practice, the YSV104 has a AUX IN jack that can be directly connected to an external audio player or other source for play-along practice.
- 2 variations of sound type are provided.
- ROOM: A combination of clear tone and short reverb that is ideal for practice.
- HALL: Soft tone with medium reverb that can enhance playing enjoyment.
Audio sample is ROOM setting.
- Body: Spruce
- Side/Frame: Plastic
- Neck: Maple
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Bridge: Maple with inbuilt pickup
- Pegs: Ebony
- Tailpiece: Plastic with inbuilt tuners
- Chinrest: Plastic
- Strings: D'Addario Zyex
- Pickup System: Piezo Pickup
- Weight: 490g
- Overall controls: Sound type switch: Room/Hall
- Connectivity: Aux in/Phone Out: Yes
- Power Supply: AA size 1.5V x2 Batteries
- Included Accessories: Earphones, Cable x 2, Control Box
- Instrument Only