Chinrests for Violin and Viola


We offer a large selection of Chinrests. Our chinrests are made in India, using high quality wood and hardware. Many companies make each of the models, so you can not directly compare price and quality just by the model name. Yes, there are lower cost chinrest on the market, but they are not the same quality as we offer. For Chinrest accessories such as Strad Pad, Please visit our Miscellaneous Accessories pages. Consider ordering a few models to try, and then contact us to return. Also, consider different shoulder rests. A change in your chinrest, may necessitate an adjustment to the shoulder rest, or a different shoulder rest product. Our most recommended and popular models are the Wittner Ultra, Guarneri, and Flesch Flat models.


SAS

Ideal choice for those seeking a high chin rest. SAS offers a unique adjustable angle, and the single piece hardware allows positioning closer, or farther from the tailpiece. For Violin or Viola. Walnut model shown. Sizes below are the height in millimeters.

Ebony
$45.95
Pearwood
$45.95
Walnut
$45.95
Rosewood
$45.95

Kaufman

Popular side-mount style. Low, with a shallow cup.

Violin
$25.00
$25.00
$30.00
$25.00
$25.00
$25.00
$25.00
Viola
$27.50

Kreddle

New adjustable model.

Violin
$89.00
$89.00
Viola
$89.00
$89.00

Guarneri

Probably the world's most popular chinrest style. Mounts centrally, with a large cup off to the side. Most players set their jaw over the tailpiece portion, using the ridge as an anchor for secure support.

Violin
$25.00
$25.00
$25.00
$25.00
$25.00
$30.00
$25.00
Viola
$27.50
$27.50

Guarneri with Hill Hardware

Just like the standard Guarneri model, but with upgraded hardware.

Violin
$48.00
$58.00

Herdim Carbon Guarneri Model

Shaped like Guarneri, but ultra light weight.

$119.00

Flesch Flat

Center mounted like the original Flesch, but flat on top.

Violin
$25.00
$25.00
$30.00
Viola
$27.50

Wittner Ultra Side Mount

Hypoallergenic composite material, and a smoothly contoured mounting bracket design, make this chinrest a top seller. Wittner spent many years developing this design. Extensive testing was done.

Violin
$18.98
$18.98
$18.98
$18.98
Viola
$18.98

Wittner Ultra Center Mount

Same features as the side mount model, but with a higher overall height, and center mounted position.

Violin
$18.98
$18.98
$18.98
$18.98
Viola
$18.98

Wittner Augsburg Adjustable

Latest design from Wittner features the same hypoallergenic material as other Ultra rests, but with a new adjustable feature for teh angle

Violin
$26.95
$26.95
Viola
$26.95

Berber

Mounts centrally and has a large plate and sharp ridge similar to Ohrenform.

Violin
$25.00
$25.00
$30.00
Viola
$27.50

Ohrenform

Center mount, with large, deeply contoured cup, and a pronounced ridge for the jaw to anchor.

Violin
$25.00

Strad

Similar to Guarneri, but with a more-rounded shape over the tailpiece.

Violin
$25.00

Teka

Tall side-mount. Steep rise over the tailpiece.

Violin
$25.00
Viola
$27.50

Hollywood

Side mount, high plate, with a high, sharp edge to catch the jaw.

Violin
$25.00

Leipzig

Very low cup, with a slight rise near the tailpiece.

Violin
$25.00

Schmidt

A tall side-mounted rest, with a steep rise over the tailpiece.

Violin
$25.00

Morawetz

The high, deep edge has a smooth contour, and the cup is quite deep with a rise in the back.

Violin
$25.00

Berlin

Very low, side mount.

Violin
$25.00
Viola
$27.50

Vermeer

Side mount, with a protruding section over the tailpiece. Flat, with not much of a ridge.

Violin
$25.00
Viola
$27.50

Wendling

Another slight variation of the Guarneri design. Flatter cup, with a strad-like roundness over the tailpiece.

Violin
$25.00

Dresden

Top seller for low, side-mounted chinrest.

Violin
$25.00
$25.00
$25.00
$25.00
$25.00
Viola
$27.50

Brandt

Very low, side-mounted plate which is flat and has a small ridge.

Violin
$25.00

Extra Flat

The lowest, flattest chinrest available. Side mount.

Violin
$25.00

Huberman

A low, side-mounted plate, with more depth than others of this style.

Violin
$25.00

Joachim

A very low, side-mounted plate, with a deeper cup than others of similar style.

Violin
$25.00

Spohr

Side mount, high plate.

Violin
$25.00

Zitzman

Center mount, with a shallow, smoothly contoured cup.

Violin
$25.00

Kreisler Tilted

Side mount, high plate, with slant in the other direction.

Violin
$25.00

Priska

Center mounted, with a cup shape like the London model. Overall, it is higher, though, to clear the tailpiece.

Violin
$25.00
$25.00
$30.00

Over-The-Tailpiece Small

Another variation of the Guarneri style.

Violin
$25.00
$25.00
$30.00

Stroebel

Violin
$25.00

Kreisler Low

Low and flat. Mounts to the side of the tailpiece.

Violin
$25.00

Flesch

Center mounted, with a hump over the tailpiece. No other model is anything like this shape. Models like this often make contact with the tailpiece. A luthier can carve some wood away from the under side, or additional cork material can be added to increase the clearance slightly.

Violin
$25.00