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String Instrument Sizing

Playing on the correct size violin, viola, cello or double bass is crucial to a players development and directly affects their ability to learn and have fun. This is why, at The Sydney String Centre, we always strive to find a size that the player feels most comfortable on.

The best way to find the perfect size is to come into our store and be measured against a real instrument. However, if you're buying online or having a rental violin sent out to you, our useful sizing guides below are the next best thing!

Instrument Sizing Guides

Just Getting Started?

At The Sydney String Centre, our aim is to get you equipped, informed and inspired so that you can start playing music and having fun as soon as possible! If you're completely new to the world of stringed instruments, we recommend browsing our blog posts so that you're a 'know-it all' by the time you visit us in-store or receive your first instrument in the post.

  • Harp String FAQS
    March 14, 2024 Libby Glanville

    Harp String FAQS

    How do I know which string tension I need (pedal vs lever)? All pedal harps use higher tension strings called pedal tension (often called Pedal Nylon, Pedal Gut or Pedal Wire on the packet). Most lever harps use lighter tension...

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  • When should I change my viola strings?
    January 17, 2024 Libby Glanville

    When should I change my viola strings?

    Like all string instruments, violas require regular maintenance to ensure they produce the best sound possible. One crucial aspect of maintaining a viola is changing its strings. But how do you know when it's time to change your viola strings? In this blog,...

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  • Should I Rent or Buy a Viola?
    January 15, 2024 Libby Glanville

    Should I Rent or Buy a Viola?

    If you're an adult beginner, or a parent of a child who is about to start learning, deciding whether to rent or buy a viola is a common dilemma.   Rental Pros Renting is an affordable and flexible way to start,...

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