Measurements of the Antonio Stradivari 'Messiah' 1716 violin, in millimeters

BackBellyMisc
LENGTH taken from the side of the button356356
Upper bouts167.5167
Middle bouts, taken at the narrowest point108.3108.9
Lower bouts208207.5
Arching height, across arch, includes averaged edge thickness15.413.8
Stop lengthbass 196.5treble 195
Corner widthupper 6.7-6.9lower 7.0-7.2
Purfling distance from edge3.75
Purfling widthwhite 0.6black 0.4total 1.4
Purfling depth back onlybouts 1.1-1.2corners 0.8-1
Overhangbouts 2.4-6corners 1.8-2.3
Buttonheight 14.5width 17.1thickness 3.8
String length328.5
Neck length129

Average Measurements of the Violin in millimeters

1/41/23/47/84/4
CORPUSlength285320335345355
width
upper bout ca.133145 156 162 168
middle bout ca.91 97 105 109 112
lower bout ca. 163 182 195 200 206
SCROLLlength ca.85 94 101 104 108
RIBSheight - uniform 26 28 29 29.5 30
thickness ca. 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.1 1.1
MOLDthickness12
LININGSthickness1.5 1.5 1.5 1.7 1.8
width 4 5 5 6 6
BLOCKS sizeupper 41/13 44/13 47/14 48/14 50/15
lower 36/12 39/12 42/13 43/13 45/14
upper corners 14/7 15/8 15/8 16/9 22/10
lower corners 16/8 17/9 17/9 18/10 21/11
ARCHING HEIGHT back ca. 13.2 13.7 14.1 14.3 14.5
belly ca. 13.7 14.3 14.9 15.2 15.5
BACK average thickness at:sound post 3.2 3.5 3.9 4.1 4.3
upper and lower bouts 2 2 2.2 2.3 2.5
sinking (in general) 1.8 1.8 2 2.1 2.3
sinking at center bout 2 2 2.2 2.3 2.5
edges 3.1 3.2 3.4 3.7 3.8
BELLY average thickness at:sound post 2.5 2.5 2.8 2.9 3
upper and lower bouts 2.2 2.2 2.4 2.5 2.7
sinking (in general) 2 2 2.1 2.3 2.4
sinking at center bout 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.6 2.7
edges 3.2 3.3 3.5 3.9 4
EDGESoverhang from ribs 2.2
CORNERS width 7 - 7.5
thickness, back ca. 4
thickness, belly ca. 4.2
PURFLING distance from edge ca. 3 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.5-3.8
width ca.1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.2
FF-HOLES lengthbetween ends of wings 62 68 71 73 75
between upper eyes 35 36 38 41 42
lower eye to edge 10 10 11 11.5 12
MENSUR: 2:3 proportion belly 159 171 183 189 195
neck to edge 106 114 122 126 130
addition for mortise 6
BASSBAR after fittinglength ca. 215 240 255 267 276
thickness ca. 4 4 4.5 5 5.5
height at center ca. 8 9 10 11 12
FINGERBOARD length 215 238 255 262 270
underside hollowing 60 70 78 90 100
width at nut 20 21 22 23.5 24
width at bridge end 35 38 40 42 43
radius of curve 32 35 38 39.5 41.5
thickness: end of neck 7 7 8 8.5 9
thickness:edges 4 4.5 5 5 5.5
projection (at bridge) 27
ht over belly at bridge end 16.5 17 19.5 20 21
string angle at bridge 156° 156° 157° 157° 158°
NUT thickness 4 4.5 5 5 5.5
SCROLL width at eyes 42
PEGBOX width at nut see fingerboard width
width at throat 14 15 16.5 18 19.5
length ca. 60 65 68 72 72-76
thickness of walls 5.5
PEGS distance a - g 40 46 50 53 55
e - d 12 13 14 15 16
protrusion, pegbox to collar 9 10 10 11 12
NECK, foot overstand* 5.5 6 6 6.5 6.5
angle 87° 87° 87° 87° 87°
thickness including fingerboard 15/17 16/18 17/19 18/20 19/21
BUTTONwidth 17 19 20 21 21
height 10 11 11.5 12 12
SADDLElength 32 33 34 35 36
STRINGS spacing at nut 13 13.5 15 16 16.5
spacing at bridge 26 28 31 33 34
vibrating length: nut to bridge 267 287 307 317 328
height over end of fingerboard steel/gut
e 2.5/3.0
g 4/4.5
SOUNDPOST thickness ca. 4 4.5 5 5.5 6
BRIDGE width at feet 32 37 38 41 42
thickness 4.5
height ca. 30 30 32 32 33