Here is a photograph of the beginning violin student who has long fingers, taken from a perspective where you can see the thumb. Isn't the thumb too low? The problem is, if I have him move the thumb up to the more normally expected position, the fingers are not in any workable frame.
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• Several teachers, myself included, teach more than one instrument, e.g., violin and viola.
• DVS: Looks great to me, just needs to tickle the neck on the pointer side a little. (International Music Teachers EXchange)
• EL: It's just right given long fingers. The bend in the knuckles of the fingers show that this is correct for him. (IMTE)