SIZING YOUR CELLO/DOUBLE BASS:
Renting an instrument is a great opportunity for every new musician just starting out, not wanting to purchase.
Hoffmann Strings works carefully with your school and teacher to provide the instrumental package you need. Rental contracts are for 3 months and includes insurance. The instrument will be fully covered against fire, theft or accidental damage, with police report. Replacement of broken strings, bow rehair and other normal maintenance will also be provided under this policy.
Guidelines for Sizing
While it is always preferable to have your child sized by his/her teacher, the following guidelines can help parents determine the proper size instrument for their child.
Extend the left arm straight out, palm facing up. Measure from the base of the neck to the cup of the palm:
23 1⁄2 inches or more: 4/4 violin, 14” or larger viola
22 1⁄2 inches: 3⁄4 violin or 13” viola
20 1⁄2 inches: 1⁄2 violin or 12” viola
18 1⁄2 inches: 1⁄4 violin
The important measurement is a comfortable span between the index finger and the pinky of the left hand:
6 inches or more: 4/4 cello or 3⁄4 bass
5 inches: 3⁄4 cello or 1⁄2 bass
4 inches: 1⁄2 cello or 1⁄4 bass
REMEMBER: These should only be considered general guidelines. It is always far preferable to have your child sized by the teacher.
We provide delivery and service to the LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS for FREE!
Browse our rental products below. Or if you’d prefer you can call us at (847) 478-1163 to place an order. Or you can visit us at the shop at 16571 W Easton Ave. Prarie View/Lincolnshire Illinois 60069
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