There are various different types of violins and they come in different sizes as well. Once you start to play the violin you will more than likely realize that there is much more to this instrument than you expected.

Technicalities are highly involved when it comes to the violin and there is simply a lot of science involved in the creation of violins.

If you were to visit in instrument store for the first time you will be able to see all of the different types of violins that are available.

There are nine different sizes that you will find the violin available in. The main reason for this is because violin experts recommend that violin lessons start at a really young age. Below are the sizes that you will find in a child’s violin:

  • 1/32
  • 1/16
  • 1/10
  • 1/8
  • ¼
  • ½
  • ¾

The adult violin sizes are:

  • 8/8
  • 7/8

The sizes vary in the body of the violin and the length of the arm of the violin. Violins also come in different categories depending upon the brand, the make, style, and era it was created it. Below are descriptions of a few of the different categories of violins that you will find.

Baroque Violin

This is an older type of violin which was created between the times of the 16th and 18th century. What makes this violin different from the rest is the shallow angular shape of the neck.





Classical Violin

This violin has a think neck with small heels




Modern Violin

The modern violin isn’t rare compare to the two mentioned above. This is one that you will easily find when you shop for a new violin. T has sharp angles; and is higher as well as light weight. This is a rather comfortable style which allows is to easily be played. The chin and shoulder rests reduce any type of strain that could occur while playing.

Wooden/Acoustic Violin

The majority of violins are made up of wood. The types of wood that you will find most violins are made of include the following:

  • Spruce
  • Willow
  • Poplar
  • Ebony
  • Lime
  • Maple
  • Boxwood
  • Rosewood

The above violins that were described are made of wood.

Electric Violin

This type of violin includes an electrical outlet. The sound that comes from this violin is a lot sharper and louder compared to the other types of violins. Some models of electric violins are versatile and allow you to play them as acoustic and electric depending upon what you prefer. The main two materials that are used to create electric violins are Carbon Fibre and Kevlar.

Variety of Strings

The body and the strings of each guitar differ from each other. There are 3 main types of strings; gut, synthetic, and steel. Synthetic strings are easy to handle, therefore making them the most preferred option amongst the other types of strings. The steel strings are mainly used by experts and professional violin players.