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The violin is a musical instrument available in The Sims 2: FreeTime, The Sims 3 as premium content from The Sims 3 Store, and The Sims 4.

The Sims 2: FreeTimeEdit

Simavarious VII Concert Violin
Violin (FreeTime)
Rupert Simavarious loved the violin. Unfortunately, from the first time he picked up a violin and bow it was obvious that he should never, ever be allowed to play one again. His love of the violin was so strong, though, that he vowed that someday people would remember his playing so he set out to make a violin that would turn his shrieks and squeaks to sublime sounds. He never accomplished his goal, but the end results were some of the finest violins ever created. His techniques were used to create the Simavarious VII - a new line of old beauty.
Game The Sims 2: FreeTime
Buyable Buy mode
Price §2,200
Type Instrument, Skill, Fun, Money, Music and Dance enthusiasm
Size 1x1
Play Violin

In The Sims 2: FreeTime, a violin can be played for fun by children and up. Playing it also builds the creativity skill and increases enthusiasm in the Music and Dance hobby.

A violin can be played for tips by teens and up, but will not sync with a piano, guitar, bass, or drum set. Players should note that, if FreeTime is not patched, the tip jar will leave an unusable tile after being picked up.[n 1]

There is a mod at Mod The Sims which will keep visitors from using the violin.


  1. The patch will not remove tiles already created by the tip jar. The tiles must be removed using the Stuck Object Remover.

The Sims 3Edit

Fit as a Fiddle Violin
TS3 violin
Game The Sims 3 Store
Buyable Buy mode
Price §600
Type Instrument, Skill, Fun, Money
Size 1x1

In The Sims 3, the Fit as a Fiddle Violin is available as premium content from The Sims 3 Store for 749 SimPoints. It is also part of The Duke of Bows Renaissance Faire set. Downloading the set or the violin also introduces the violin skill. It can be played by Sims aged teen and above.

The Sims 4Edit

The violin appears in The Sims 4, along with an associated violin skill. Both violins have a Fun rating of 3 and boost the player's violin skill. Until Sims reach at least level 3 in the skill, playing the violin can irritate others and in turn embarrass the player so it might be best to practice alone.

Stringvarius ViolinEdit

Stringvarius Violin
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A classic stringed instrument with a distinctive hour-glass shape, arching neck, and f-holes. It produces crisp, high-pitched notes using a bow drawn across the strings in a sawing motion.
Game The Sims 4
Buyable Build mode
Price §425
Type Instrument, Skill, Fun
Size 1x1

Fun: 3
+ Violin skill
Available colors: red, gray, blue, or brown

The Virtuoso ViolinEdit

The Virtuoso Violin
This antique violin was meticulously crafted by a ghost from a legendary artisan family. Its tone could make a stone wall cry.
Game The Sims 4
Buyable Build mode
Price §15,000
Type Instrument, Skill, Fun
Size 1x1

Fun: 3
Environment: 8
+ Violin skill
Available colors: light brown with a dark brown stand, dark brown with a tan-colored stand, gray with a dark brown stand.


  • In both The Sims 2: FreeTime and The Sims 4, the names "Simavarious" and "Stringvarius" are both a play on the word Stradivarius.