These extra tall chinrests were designed to give violinists and violists the most comfortable playing experience possible, and specifically meet the needs of players with taller necks.
The Hamburg model chinrest is a medium sized violin chinrest with a slightly deeper scoop, that mounts next to the tailpiece with a lip that extends over it. The scoop of the chinrest is very comfortable and elegant, and the extra tall version meets players where they are at. No more clinching. No more lifting shoulders.
- Nickel Silver barrels
- Cork lined bottom and clamp
Available Options (height from bottom to top of chinrest)
Finally found a tall chinrest!!!
I have looked for years for taller chin rests. I have a long neck, and my son who is also a violinist has a very long neck. I had to have a chinrest custom made for him a couple of years ago and it ended up costing around $300 for the fitting and the chinrest. Then my son grew more. I don’t know why there aren’t more tall chinrests out there, because I talk to musicians all the time who need to have them custom made, and most musicians can’t afford a $300 chinrest. I was SO happy to find this, and I have had good experiences with Fiddlershop!
Fits just right
I did a lot of research before buying. Guarneri model chin rests have never worked for me, but this style fits my square jaw really well. Way more comfortable.
A comfortable car ornament
This chinrest really does bring the violin to you so there's no feeling that I need to scrunch my shoulder, but what you gain in ergonomics of placement is lost by the sheer weight of this chinrest. If it was available in a lighter material, this would be likely be my chinrest of choice.
It has a very rigid design. It doesn't let you move your violin sideways. I found it impossible to play with this.
item is very uncomfortable
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