Comprehensive selection of violin shoulder rests - including popular models by KorfkerRest  Pirastro, Kun, Wolf, Viva La Musica, Bonmusica and Mach One.

We have shoulder rests for violin and viola in all sizes at a deep 35-45% discount. We offer a full selection of quality shoulder rests from all major brands (Pirastro, Kun, Wolf, Playonair, Resonans, and Petite) featuring different designs for comfort, control, and instrument protection.

Shoulder Rests - We stock a wide range of shoulder rests for violin and viola, including models by Wolf, Kadenza, Menuhin, Viva la Musica and Bel Suono.

KorfkerRest Violin / Viola Shoulder Rest EU Pirastro Model 2

The ultimate in sound and comfort, the KorfkerRest is fully bendable to each individual, is feather light and is constructed from the highest quality maple to allow the instrument to sound freely. 

The ultimate in sound and comfort, the KorfkerRest is fully adjustable, feather light and designed to allow the instrument to sound freely.

Quantity one piece.

318,00 €

258,00 €

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The BAMBERG´S Acusticus shoulder rest is one of the newest breakthroughs on the violin market. I have used this shoulder rest now for a while and am actually seeing improvements in resonance and playablity. The comfort level was initially most impressive to me, but the more I use it, the more I start to see other advantages. Depending on how I'm feeling, there are many levels of padding I can add or remove to get the best possible hold of the instrument. This is something you certainly can't do with traditional shoulder rests, so the BAMBERG´S Acusticus is definitely worth the price.

Carbon Shoulder Rest EU BAMBERG´S Acusticus for violin 3/4- 7/8 -4/4

♪ very light and stable,

 ♪ super light weight - only 60 grams

 ♪ folding legs

 ♪ adjustment in width and height.

 ♪ takes up a small space in the violin case

 ♪ safe, stable, ultralight

 ♪ best acoustic properties

 ♪ Shoulder Rest sizes: 4/4 - 3/4 - 7/8

   Included with the bridge is a protective case - a case with a zipper with a carbon design.

   Black color

Shoulder Rest Material - Carbon

Quantity: 1 piece complete with original case

 

56,00 €

48,00 €

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Isny Violin Shoulder Rest Wittner EU

The new shoulder rest from Wittner is centrally mounted with universal adjustment possibilities and is designed to effectively work with any chinrest. It does not touch the bottom of the instrument and does not contribute to any sound loss .

Option with clamp will only work in conjunction with the Wittner chin rest. The unclamped option will work with all other standard chinrests. The 3/4 - 4/4 unclamped violin option is also suitable for use with a viola.

Quantity one piece.

65,08 €

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Kun Bravo Regular Wood Violin Shoulder Rest EU

 Kun Bravo Regular Wood is a fully adjustable ergonomically-designed wooden shoulder rest. Handcrafted in Italy is has exceptional aesthetic appeal.

Kun Bravo Regular Wood violin shoulder rest is a fully adjustable ergonomically-designed wooden violin shoulder rest. Handcrafted in Canada is has exceptional aesthetic appeal.

Information from the manufacturer Kun:

The Kun Bravo is unique among wooden shoulder rests. The Bravo's bent hardwood laminates alternating in grain structure provide maximum strength with some flexibility. As a result, this rest maintains Kun's instantly-recognizable ergonomic shape, easy attachment to the instrument, and stability in use. Handcrafted in Italy from European flamed maple, the Bravo has exceptional aesthetic appeal, while its polished brass ends are fully-adjustable and incorporate Kun's patented locking device.

Available for viola and violin (4/4)

Quantity one piece.

98,00 €

82,00 €

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Kun Bravo Artist Series Cirque Violin Shoulder Rest EU

Kun Bravo Artist Series is colourful in design, made from the highest-quality materials and incorporated all of the features and comforts you would expect from a Kun.

Kun Bravo Artist Series violin shoulder rest is colourful in design, made from the highest-quality materials and incorporates all of the features and comforts you would expect from a Kun violin shoulder rest

Available for violin (4/4)

Quantity one piece.

98,00 €

82,00 €

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Kun Super Violin Shoulder Rest EU

  Kun Super is constructed from a rubberised sponge padded bar and is fully adjustable in height and pitch. It is more streamlined than the original Kun.

  Ergonomically designed to fit the contour of the shoulder. Dense foam padded bar provides comfort and prevents slippage.

  Features a wide range of height and width adjustments for personal preference. Height is adjusted through the height of the legs while there are 20 finer width adjustment positions possible. Shoulder bar angle is adjustable to offer further comfort and support.

  Fits 4/4, 7/8 and 3/4 size violins.

   Kun products are manufactured in Canada.

   Available for violin (4/4) 

   Quantity one piece.

36,00 €

26,00 €

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Kun Collapsible Violin Shoulder Rest EU

  Kun Collapsible is a fully adjustable ergonomically-designed high density plastic and foam violin shoulder rest. Model comes with collapsible feet for compact storage.

  Both feet can be folded against the shoulder bar for easy storage. This model is perfect for a case where there is not a lot of room.

In the most common way of storing a shoulder rest and a violin in a case, the shoulder rest is usually placed under the scroll (head) of the violin. This usually results in violins getting out of tune and scratches to the scroll by the feet. By folding the feet of the shoulder rest and storing the padded side up, these problems can be avoided.

   Ergonomically designed to fit the contour of the shoulder. Dense foam padded bar provides comfort and prevents slippage.

   Features a wide range of height and width adjustments for personal preference. Height is adjusted through the height of the legs while there are 16 possible width adjustment positions. Shoulder bar angle is adjustable to offer further comfort and support.

   Shoulder rest manufactured by Kun in Canada.

   Quantity one piece.

36,00 €

26,00 €

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Kun Voce Violin Shoulder Rest EU

Kun Voce is crafted from aerospace-grade carbon fiber. It is strong, lightweight and aesthetically appealing. Its acoustic resonance is equal to or better than wood.  Kun Voce violin shoulder rest is crafted from aerospace-grade carbon fiber. It is strong, lightweight and aesthetically appealing. The Kun Voce shoulder rest's acoustic resonance is equal to or better than wood.

FROM MANUFACTURER:

Created from authentic aerospace-grade carbon fiber that is strong, lightweight, and aesthetically appealing, it also enhances acoustic and resonance properties equal to or better than natural wood. Wider ergonomic design, padded foam bar, and finite adjustment mechanism maximizes comfort while the asymmetrical clamping forks and offset design increases the possible mounting locations. Features patented Kun™ folding mechanism for easy storage.

invent or fabricate  Kun in Canada.

Quantity one piece.

128,00 €

89,00 €

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Viva La Musica EU - Compact Plastic Violin Shoulder Rest

Viva La Musica Compact Plastic is designed for both the player and the violin. It grips at only two points on each side, allowing the instrument to resonate with better freedom.

Viva La Musica Compact Plastic violin shoulder rest is designed for both the player and the violin. It grips the violin at only two points on each side, allowing the instrument to resonate with better freedom

With folding feet that minimizes the profile of the shoulder rest, allowing to fit in most cases. The feet securely grip the instrument at only two points on each sides, allowing the instrument to resonate more freely. Stable, comfortable and secure. A total design concept with both the player and the instrument in mind.

19,95 €

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Viva La Musica EU - Augustin Diamond Violin Shoulder Rest

 Viva La Musica Augustin Diamond is made from beautiful flamed maple wood and has 360° degree rotatable and foldable legs to minimize length in case.

Viva La Musica Augustin Diamond violin shoulder rest is made from beautiful flamed maple wood and has 360° degree rotatable and foldable legs to minimize length in case.

From the manufacturer:

This is the revolutionary new VLM Augustin - Diamond Violin Shoulder Rest made of beautiful flamed maple wood. Revolutionary because of it's 360 degree rotatable and foldable end members that minimize the length of the shoulder rest by 50 mm for transport or storage. Flexible tempered steel end members assure the best grip between the shoulder rest and the violin. Delivered in a beautiful box with a cotton bag

51,98 €

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Viva La Musica EU - Professional Wood Violin Shoulder Rest

Viva La Musica Professional has a crescent shaped wood bar. It is slim, strong and adjustable. It claims the wood improves the sound of the instrument.

Viva La Musica Professional wood violin shoulder rest has a crescent shaped wood bar. It is slim, strong and adjustable. It claims the wood improves the sound of the instrument.

Viva La Musica products are manufactured in Czech Republic.

Available for violin (4/4) 

Quantity one piece.

39,98 €

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Suitable for violin or viola, this pillow pad sits between your shoulder and your violin, providing you with the hard-to-find comfort that you've been looking for. This model features a durable fabric covering.

Here's an inexpensive shoulder rest that is available to fit 4/4 To 3/4 or 1/4 To 1/2 size violins. Made of sturdy plastic, this model features brass hardware, rubber coated feet and a comfortable foam shoulder pad. This is one of the best shoulder rests on the market.

Here's a very good intermediate-level violin shoulder rest. This one features metal construction with a velveteen-covered pad. This shoulder rest is durable and comfortable, and is designed for 4/4 violins.

Wolf Violin / Viola Shoulder Rest

If you want the ultimate shoulder rest, you've found it here. The Wolf brand is known for its quality, and we know that you'll love this shoulder rest. This model will fit violins 4/4 size or 3/4 size. It is adjustable either side to any height between .5 and 8 centimeters, to an angle, and any width. You can't go wrong with this one!

Wolf Forte Primo Shoulder Rest for violin

Wolf's most popular shoulder rest. It is a longer shoulder rest that provides enough support even for broad shoulder players. Features a wide range of height adjustment. Heavy duty foam pad is durable yet very comfortable. Rubber-padded legs protect the instrument from damage. Made in Holland.

Fits 4/4 and 3/4 sizes

36,00 €

26,00 €

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Wolf - Forte Primo Violin Shoulder Rest EU

Wolf Forte Primo is an established favourite among students and professionals. It has a rubberised sponge padded bar and its height, width and legs are fully adjustable.

Wolf Forte Primo products are manufactured in Netherlands.

Available for violin (4/4) 

Quantity one piece.

36,00 €

28,00 €

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Wolf - Superflexible EU Full-Size Violin - Viola Shoulder Rest

Wolf's newest model of shoulder rest. Features suspended foam pad which allows tension adjustment to achieve optimal comfort. Width is adjustable by sliding sliding the leg to the proper position while height is adjustable by the telescopic screw legs. Heavy duty foam pad is durable yet very comfortable. Rubber-padded legs protect the instrument from damage. Made in Holland.

Fits 4/4, 3/4 for violin and viola

38,00 €

28,00 €

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Wolf - Forte Secondo Violin Shoulder Rest EU

   Wolf Forte Secondo is a universally popular shoulder rest. It has a rubberised sponge padded bar and its height, width and leg-swivel are all fully adjustable.

Invent or fabricate  Wolf  in in Netherlands.

   Ergonomically design to fit the contour of the shoulder. This shoulder rest can fit at an angle on the instrument to accommodate smalle shoulder players.      Features a wide range of height adjustment. Width is adjustable by sliding sliding the leg to the proper position. Heavy duty foam pad is durable yet very comfortable. Rubber-padded legs protect the instrument from damage.

  Fits 4/4, 7/8 and 3/4 size violins

  Quantity one piece.

36,00 €

28,00 €

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BON MUSICA SHOULDER REST

This shoulder rest is different in that it actually “curves” onto the shoulder. This means that it is not dependent on the chin pressing down on the violin to hold it in position. If most shoulder rests do not work too well, this maybe an option. Seems to work with people that have longer necks. The curving is adjustable. Have sold many of these with very good results.

Comments and opinion reports about shoulder rests -  Kun, Wolf, Viva La Musica, Bonmusica and Mach One.

Comments: 6
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    GREAT SHOULDER REST (Saturday, 27 June 2020 14:03)

    I personally think this is the best shoulder rest I have found so far. Up to this point I have had trouble finding a balance between comfort and adjust-ability, which the Kun certainly solved. The price is worth it, although there are some cheaper options out there.

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    Jasmine (Sunday, 03 May 2020 23:52)

    KorfkerRest Shoulder Rest. I think I may possibly own or have tried almost every shoulder rest on the market. Blessed with a long neck, I need not only height but also a good, well-conforming shape for my shoulder rest. This shoulder rest has very thick padding, feels well-constructed, fits the violin well without falling off, and is actually a good buy compared to comparable rests such as the Kun or the Viva.
    Several of my students prefer the KorfkerRest. Typically, these students have long necks and have not been satisfied by other rests that they have tried.
    If you have had problems finding a comfortable shoulder rest, this is certainly a good option to consider.

  • #4

    Carlos (Thursday, 19 March 2020 20:17)

    The shoulder rest elevates the instrument off of the musician's shoulder, helping to relieve stress, and allowing the instrument to resonate.

  • #3

    Alex (Sunday, 19 January 2020 16:27)

    The molded plastic feet are covered with a sturdy rubber material. This eliminates the problem of scratching, and you don't have to replace the rubber tubes! Very comfortable.

  • #2

    Very Comfortable shoulder rest (Saturday, 14 December 2019 23:40)

    With the shoulder rest my daughter had before this one, she had a hard time holding the violin under the chin without some support from the left hand. This shoulder rest solved the problem in a day or so -- if not right away. I'm very pleased with the purchase.
    Not much to say - shoulder rests can be much more expensive than this one. I took a chance and won. The Everest fits snugly and works great. The molded polymer is strong. Feels nice too.
    Shipped very quickly.

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    This shoulder rest doesn't scratch the instrument (Saturday, 14 December 2019 15:11)

    The molded plastic feet are covered with a sturdy rubber material. This eliminates the problem of scratching, and you don't have to replace the rubber tubes! Very comfortable.

Buying recommendations shoulder rest for violin and viola.

The subject of shoulder rests has generated a lot of controversy amoung teachers and violinists. Because they were not used until fairly recently and also because they may affect the sound somewhat, there are still some teachers who recommend against using them at all. Certainly, there are some violinists who do fine without a shoulder rest. Often, these people have short necks.

For example, David Oistrakh, one of my favorite recording artists, fits this mold!

For the rest of us, a shoulder rest can make playing the violin much more comfortable. It frees the left hand from having to support the instrument and should allow the violinist to play without raising the left shoulder. The choice of shoulder rest depends on the unique physiology of each student. Sponges (even a kitchen sponge with a rubber band) and Play-on-Air are examples of padded rests.

 

Play-on-Air

 

Play-On-Air. Some teachers prefer rests that are not rigid, such as this Play-on-Air model. However, the sound can be affected by the pressure of the pad against the back of the violin.

 

There are also various rigid models with feet that are produced by many manufacturers. Each fits slightly differently.

Everest Shoulder Rest

 

 

 

Everest Shoulder Rest

 

   The Everest is made in America and is relatively cheap. The padding is thick and the rest seems to fit well for medium to long necks. One model offers collapsible folding feet.

 

Bonmusica Shoulder Rest

 

Bonmusica Shoulder Rest

 

   The Bonmusica is made of flexible metal with a "hook" that can be molded to fit over the shoulder. It is a heavy rest that can affect the sound more than some but can work well for violinists who have not found any of the other rests to be comfortable.

Kun Shoulder Rest

 

Kun Shoulder Rest

 

  Kun Shoulder Rest is the original inventer of the rigid rest with feet. There are several different models. They tend to fit most people fairly well but can be expensive.

The Mach One Shoulder Rest

 

The Mach One Shoulder Rest

 

   The Mach One is light and made of a nice quality maple. Some people find it very comfortable but it is rather short and the padding can seem slippery.

Wolf Shoulder Rest

 

 

 Wolf Shoulder Rest

 

The Wolf is an excellent rest for very tall necks, but can feel very rigid. Though it appears to have no curve, it can be bent to suit the player.

PIRASTRO KorfkerRest Shoulder Rest

 

PIRASTRO KorfkerRest Shoulder Rest

The ultimate in sound and comfort

  The Pirastro Shoulder Rest is the newest invention from the German hightech brand Pirastro.

The main pros about this shoulder rest are:

- Very lightweight, the lightest shoulder rest available on the market

- Due to the flexibility of the shoulder shape and multiple adjustment options such a rotating the feet by 360 degrees this Pirastro shoulder rest is the most comfortable one.

- There are many additional affordable components available for this shoulder rest and buying replacements due to wear of components is simple. Replacing components is sufficient and the entire shoulder rest doesn't need to be bought again.

The only con is:

The steep price for this Pirastro shoulder rest. 

However if you do value comfort and well build quality, you shouldn't cheap out on the best available shoulder rest - like a well made premium German car. 

Viva Shoulder Rest

 

 

Viva Shoulder Rest

 

   The viva comes in many colors and adjusts in two planes. This extra adjustibility allows it to accomodate certain violinists who have had difficulty finding a comfortable rest.

 In sum, my recommendation for selecting a shoulder rest is to try several and look for a comfortable fit. In the case of the rigid models with feet, the pad should rest securely against your shoulder and collar bone without any gaps between you and the rest. Try to find a violin shop that has a selection of rests and will allow you to try them. Adiditionally, your teacher should be able to help you assess fit.