Viva La Musica Diamond Violin Shoulder Rest
Viva La Musica Diamond Violin Shoulder Rest is the worlds best adjustable shoulder rest! It is made with beautifully flamed selected maple with complimentary gold fittings. The Bosnian maple comes in a light or dark shade. This wood is incredibly lightweight. Made out of the same wood as violin wood. The shoulder rest makes minimized contact with the violin which ensures a better sound. There is a great range of possible heights with 18 mm, 24 mm, 30 mm, and 42 mm long feet. You can adjust the feet to the width of the instrument. The 360 circular lateral adjustment is patented.
- Beautifully flamed maple (light or dark)
- Bosnian maple
- Complimentary gold fittings
- Minimized contact with instrument
- Height adjustment
- 18 mm, 24 mm, 30 mm, and 42 mm long feet
- Adjust feet to width of instrument
- 360 lateral circular adjustment
Shoulder rests add height to the violin, as well as prevents the instrument from slipping. This prevents tension in the neck. Shoulder rests also make techniques such as shifting and vibrato much easier.
To use the shoulder rest, turn your instrument over so you can see the back. Be careful not to put any pressure on the bridge. Slide the rubber feet of the shoulder rest onto the violin very carefully. The dip in the shoulder rest, the shorter end, should be under the chin-rest. Adjust position as necessary for comfort. If the shoulder rest is falling off easily, you may need to adjust the feet to a smaller width. Likewise, if the shoulder rest feels too tight, you may need to adjust the feet to a larger width.