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Instrument Sizing Guide 
It is important to have the correct size instrument for you or your student. Having an incorrect size can cause issues such as tendinitis or difficulty even holding the instrument. You can either come to us and we can size you or your student or you can use this chart below to choose the right instrument.

Using a measuring tape or yardstick measure the player with their left arm fully extended outward while looking forward. Make sure the body and arm are perpendicular to each other. Measure from the base of the neck to the center of the palm and follow the guide below.


  • Less than 14” → 1/32
  • 14”- 16” → 1/16
  • 16” - 17” → 1/10
  • 17” - 18” → 1/8
  • 18” - 20” → 1/4
  • 20” - 22” → 1/2 or 12” viola
  • 22” - 23” → 3/4 or 13” viola
  • 23” + → 4/4 or 14” viola

Cello and Bass

We recommend coming in and we can size you. Cellos and basses are a little different to size as some people have long arms and some do not. We want to make sure you have the best experience possible so we will want to find you the right size.

Rental Prices for Violin

 
Instrument
Standard
Premium
Protection Plan
Violin ¼ or smaller
$21.00
$24.00
$5.99
Violin ½ -4/4
$23.00
$27.00
$6.99 

Rental Prices for Viola

 
Instrument Standard Premium Protection Plan
Viola 11”-14” $23.00 $27.00 $6.99
Viola 15”-16.5” $25.00 $30.00 $7.99

Rental Prices for Cello

 
Instrument Standard Premium Protection Plan
Cello ¼ or smaller $42.00 $47.00 $8.99
Cello ½ -4/4 $45.00 $53.00 $9.99
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  • The Texas Violin Shop
  • San Antonio, Texas 78238
  • Info@texasviolinshop.com
  • (210) 900-7609
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  • Tues-Sat: 10:00 am- 5:00 pm 
    Closed Sunday and Monday