Typically, a Guarneri would be ideal for small-handed players due to its shorter body length and slender pattern design. Many of our female buyers are satisfied with either the Vieuxtemps or Heifetz pattern, while the Cannone can still work well for the same purpose. The neck shape is always cut at a U/V profile, for easy chordal playing. Something else to consider is the response of the violin: the more efficiently that the instrument vibrates, the less your bow hand has to work, and that will help to ease the left hand significantly.