Standard building specifications for the Violin

 

Tuning  g d' a' e'' 
Note: all measurements are in millimeters

Size
1/41.23/47/84/4
CorpusLength
285
320
335
345
355
Width - Upper Section
133
145
156
162
168
Width - Middle Section
91
97
105
109
112
Width - Lower Section
163
182
195
200
206
RibsHeight
26
28
29
29.5
30
Thickness (average)
1.1
1.2
1.2
1.2
1.3
Building FormThickness
12
LiningsWidth
4
5
5
6
6
Thickness
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.7
1.8
Blocks (size)Upper
41 x 13
44 x 13
47 x 14
48 x 14
50 x 15
Lower
36 x 12
39 x 12
42 x 13
43 x 13
45 x 14
Upper Corners
14 x 7
15 x 8
15 x 8
16 x 9
16 x 9
Lower Corners
16 x 8
17 x 9
17 x 9
18 x 10
18 x 10
Arching HeightsBack
13.2
13.7
14.1
14.3
14.5
Top
13.7
14.3
14.9
15.2
15.5
Average Thickness (Back)At soundpost
3.2
3.5
3.9
4.1
4.3
End sections
2.0
2.0
2.2
2.3
2.5
Hollowed edge
1.8
1.8
2.0
2.1
2.3
Midsection
2.0
2.0
2.2
2.3
2.5
Edges
3.1
3.2
3.4
3.7
3.8
Average Thickness (Top)At soundpost
2.5
2.5
2.8
2.9
3.0
End sections
2.2
2.2
2.4
2.5
2.7
Hollowed edge
2.0
2.0
2.1
2.3
2.4
Midsection
2.3
2.4
2.4
2.5
2.7
Edges
3.2
3.3
3.5
3.9
4.0
EdgesOverhang from ribs
2.2
PurflingAverage distance from edge
3.0
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.5
Average width
1.1
1.1
1.1
1.1
1.2
F HolesLength
62
68
71
73
75
Distance apart at top
35
36
38
41
42
Distance from edge at lower end
10.0
10.0
11.0
11.5
12.0
Mensur (2:3 proportion)Top
159
171
183
189
195
Neck length
106
114
122
126
130
Bass Bar (after fitting 5:4/4:3)Average length
215
240
255
267
276
Width
4.0
4.0
4.5
5.0
5.5
Average height at center
8
9
10
11
12
FingerboardLength
215
238
255
262
270
Length of hollow
60
70
78
90
100
Width at nut
20
21
22
23.5
24
Width at bridge end
35
38
40
42
43
Thickness at center
7
7
8
8.5
9
Thickness at edges
4
4.5
5
5
5.5
Height above top (bridge end)
16.5
17
19.5
20
21
ScrollLength
85
94
101
104
108
Width at ears
42
NutThickness
4
4.5
5
5
5.5
SaddleLength
32
33
34
35
36
ButtonLength
10
11
11.5
12
12
Width
17
19
20
21
21
PegboxWidth at nut (set out)
20
21
22
23.5
24
Width at throat
14
15
16.5
18
19.5
Length
60
65
68
72
75
PegsDistance apart at centers  a' - g4046505355
Distance apart at centers  e'' - d
13141516
NeckHeight of foot (above top at purfling)
5.5
6
6
6.5
6.5
Angle with body
87°
Thickness at center
15 x 17
16 x 18
17 x 19
18 x 20
19 x 21
SoundpostThickness
4
4.5
5
5.5
6
BridgeWidth at foot
32
37
38
41
42
Thickness at foot
4.5
Height
30
30
32
32
33
Angle of strings at bridge
156°
156°
157°
157°
158°
StringsWidth at nut
14
15
15
16
16.5
Width at bridge
30
31
32
33
34
Distance above fingerboard (Steel)
e'' = 2.5 - 3.0, g = 4 - 5
Height at bridge
e'' = 4.5, g = 5.5