Flesh model chinrest
It wasn’t suitable for me.
Flesch Model Chinrest, Flat 4/4 Violin, very comfortable and Fiddlerman Shop was great.
My ordering process through Fiddlerman Shop was fantastic. Clare was a great help. I am afraid, I emailed a lot of questions after having purchased chinrests with a common issue, the edge under the jawline was too high compared to where the jaw actually rested. It is described in different ways. The chinrests were not too high, but the part that “grabs” the jawline was always too aggressive. Clare was extremely patient and helpful in helping me find the exact item I needed. It was a pleasure doing business with them. The order process went very smoothly. I received the chinrests (purchased 2) in a very short time, over $25, so shipping was free. It was packaged very nicely and there were no issues. Thank you, Clare, Fiddlerman has a new customer. I have already placed more orders.
Nice and balanced
This chinrest is stable and comfy. Comes in attractive wood choices and is secure on the instrument. A great Fiddlershop choice!!!!
as described, solid construction
This is a good chinrest, albeit an unusual -- or at least less-popular choice. I really like this style. I did have to grind out some material to enlarge the tunnel for the tailpiece (common) to prevent it from dampening the vibrations there. Works well & I'm much more comfortable now. I bought this for a cheap student instrument (travels with me for work), to reconsile it with my nicer mid-range $ instrument that stays at home.
Finally found the right one
I am an adult student violinist, and I have spent a good part of the past year looking for the right chinrest/string/rosin combination. I have high shoulders, so play without a shoulder rest. The usual style I see on new violins was painful at best. I have tried 4 different chin rests and finally found this one, which works well for me. The rest lies across the tailpiece, a cup deep enough that I can hold when going down to 1st position but not so high that it cuts into my jaw when I grip. I have it on my $1800 Scott Cao, my good violin, and am ordering another for my $400 student model that I use for occasions I don't want to risk the Ysaye copy.