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Maximum acceptable length for a 4/4

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I have made a violin that has a length of (measured w a tape across the top) 362mm. I think this is a tat too big. But there is nothing that I can change for now. However, I remember that someone told me that some modern 4/4s would be even larger.

What do you think of my 362mm?

Will that fit a standard 4/4 case or does it need a viola case?

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I think it would probably fit a standard violin case, in any case (get it?) a viola case would be too big. 

I would say 360mm is the limit for a 4/4 violin, but that doesn’t mean something bigger isn’t playable. 

What are the body and neck stops like?

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8 minutes ago, Anthony Panke said:

I think it would probably fit a standard violin case, in any case (get it?) a viola case would be too big. 

I would say 360mm is the limit for a 4/4 violin, but that doesn’t mean something bigger isn’t playable. 

What are the body and neck stops like?

Across the center of teh back it is 360mm. The rest is pretty canonical w 195 and 130 (if I understand your question right)

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In which case it’s probably fine. Some people prefer to play on smaller instruments, others on larger.

 I made a large one, 360 not long ago, normal stop lengths. It was 115 wide in the centre bouts and had full arching. No problem playing it. 

I hope this reassures you 

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