The completely new Holstein Freedom Chinrest is a bold redesign of the modern chinrest. With 20% less surface area, and 25% less weight than a standard Guarneri chinrest, it's the most exciting thing to happen to chinrests since Louis Spohr!
Lighter is Better
The standard Ebony Guarneri chinrest weighs in at 60 grams, but the Holstein Freedom is only a mere 48 grams. That's 20% less mass attached to the instrument. Removing this weight means the violin can vibrate more freely, and will sound more resonant. Weights can vary as these are all hand-made individually. Here are the average weights;
Ebony 48 grams
Rosewood 40 grams
Boxwood 38 grams
More Violin, Less Chinrest
The smaller size of this chinrest means that you can see more of your beautiful instrument, and less chinrest. The sleek design provides the ergonomics you need as a modern violinist, with minimal visual obstruction.
The highest point of this chinrest is 7/8 of an inch. Over the tailpiece the height is approximately 3/4 of an inch, where the chin sits.
Unlike Anything You've Ever Seen
The Freedom chinrest is sure to catch the eye of your fellow violinist because this unique design was made exclusively for Fiddlershop.com. Choose the wood type that compliments your tailpiece and pegs, or mix and match as desired.
- Currently available in Ebony, Rosewood and Boxwood
As a professional symphonic violist with a big awkward viola, this chinrest allows the maximum amount of “lip” to hold onto my intstrument in a variety of neck configurations. Wearing a tuxedo with many layers, I need as much security from a chinrest as possible and this provides plenty to hold onto. The light weight also contributes in a small way to having more projection and clarity. Would love to order it made from pernambuco, Fiddlershop please produce it!
I bought 3 units of this chinrest, one for each of my instruments. In all of them the geometry and fitting of the chinrest match the tailpiece height and purfling contours, something most people give for granted but not always succed unless luthier's adaptation. The fine crafted wood pieces look so pretty once attached. More important, the resonance increases indeed, instantly. For those of you who like violin at its lightest and most resonant this is a product worth investigate. I play without shoulder rest and without unecessary fine tuners in order to get rid of extra stuff and heaviness, then this Freedon Chinrest is sure for me. Thank you Pierre & Michael.
Great product, comfortable.
Exceptional, as it always is
Perfect shape! fits a tall Bradavarius tail piece attachment, minimal overhang over top of the violin still allows me to hold the violin under jaw without much pressure, feels balanced. Good price, too!
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