Shoulder Rests for Violin and Viola


We offer the broadest selection of shoulder rests because the needs of violinists and violists are so unique. We suggest you order a few shoulder rests, and return the ones that do no suit you. When trying a new rest, keep in mind that you may not be initially comfortable with a rest simply because it is different than what you have been using. Allow adequate time for experimentation, and for your body to adjust before deciding against a product. Consider trying various chinrests in conjunction with your shoulder rest choices.


Kun Original

Long the standard shoulder rest for students and professionals alike. Height adjustment on both ends. Width adjustment is made in 1/4 inch increments.

$24.95
$22.99
$19.95
$19.95
$19.95
$19.95
$25.95

Kun Super

Same shape as Original rest, but has a sliding end bracket, which allows finer control of width setting.

$24.95
$22.99
$25.95

Kun Collapsible

Same shape as Original and Super, but has folding legs, to store in smaller compartments. The Mini rests in colors have been discontinued.

$25.95
$23.95
$20.95
$26.95

Kun Bravo and Bravo Collapsible

DeLuxe model with wood and metal construction. It's more rigid than other Kun models, and also has a wider pad for greater comfort.

$63.95
$79.95
$66.95
$84.95

Kun Voce

Violin Only. New concept, lightweight carbon fiber shoulder rest. Also has innovative new fork members.

$69.95

Kun Solo

Violin Only. New model that is light weight, collapsible, and features a low price.

$25.50

Pirastro Korfker Rest

Pirastro's first shoulder rest. Professional model is highly adjustable and engineered for best tonal properties. Moldable Wood. Lightweight.

$206.31
$330.23

Pedi Elegante

Made of carbon fiber. This product has achieved a high level of interest because many players have noticed a significant tone improvment on their instrument. We are usually skeptical of such claims, but these reports are persistent, and our own testing supports this.

$54.50
$59.50

Bonmusica

Hooked end that grabs the shoulder, and prevents the instrument from sliding forward. Ideal for those with long necks. Moldable aluminum construction.

Violin
$65.99
Viola lower bout width in MM
$69.99

Linnd

New model is uniquely adjustable.

$49.95

Mach One

Wooden and plastic models. Many claim improvement in the tone and response of their instrument when using a Mach One wooden rest. Small Viola is for instruments under 230 mm lower bout. Full Size Viola is for lower bout between 230-262 mm. XL Viola is for instruments with lower bout greater than 262 mm.

$54.95
$59.99
$19.95
$54.99
$59.95
$59.99
$59.95

Everest

High quality student shoulder rest with a great price. Has squishier foam compared to Kun. Fork members grab the edge of the instrument very securely. For 13 or 14 inch Viola, choose the 4/4-3/4 Violin model.

$12.99
$12.99
$12.99
$12.99
$18.99
$21.99

Viva la Musica

Original Wooden model. Standard model has Black hardware. Artist model has Gold hardware. Similar in shape to the Kun, but more rigid because of the wooden construction.

$28.00
$31.00
$28.00
$31.00
$31.50
$36.00

Viva la Musica Diamond

More-pronounced contour, with choicest wood selection. Gold Hardware. Viola rests are labeled XXL, but fit all sizes of Viola. Image shown is the light maple color.

$81.50
$81.50
$97.75
$97.75

Viva la Musica Professional

Same shape as original model, but has a choice of premium woods and choice of hardware color.

$49.00
$57.00
$55.00
$65.00
$54.00
$59.00
$59.00
$69.00
$59.00
$68.00
$65.00
$74.00

VIVA by Viva la Musica

These are the colorful plastic rests popular with students. Collapsible.

4/4-3/4 Violin
$24.50
1/2-1/4 Violin
$21.50
1/8-1/16 Violin
$21.50
Full Size Viola
$28.95

Wolf

Aluminum backing can be moulded for personal fit. Model shown is the Secondo. It's shape is preferred by most players. Primo has a straight shape to the pad.

$29.99
$29.99
$29.99
$32.99
$29.99

Playonair

Inflatable design suitable for those with low height requirements. All models work for Violin or Viola. DeLuxe (shown below) is the pear-shaped model. Jumbo is a higher version of DeLuxe. Crescent is round. and Junior model is best with small size Violins. Jumbo models are for Viola.

$22.99
$21.00
$15.99
$25.99
$20.49

Resonans

Budget model with no height adjustment.

4/4 Violin
$11.99
3/4 Violin
$11.99
1/2 Violin
$11.99
1/4 Violin
$11.99
Full Size Viola
$11.99

Perfect Shoulder Rest

PSR is the "perfect shoulder rest". Made of Foam. PSR Plus has extra curve over shoulder. Komfort Kurve is like a PSR, but it's thicker and has rigid backing.

$6.99
$6.99
$6.99
$6.99
$6.99

Acoustagrip

Foam rests offer freedom of movement, unlike most other rests which fix the instrument in one posture.

$19.95
$26.95
$24.95

Bel Suono

Discontinued many years ago, due to a permanent lack of supply.

$0.00
$0.00