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.