Teller Flesh violin chinrest is made of quality wood and carved in a beautiful, elegant and simple shape. Its slightly curved and high design fits any chin comfortably. This model will match perfectly with any type of violin.
Germany – Budenreuth
Teller Flesh violin chinrest features
Its main characteristic is its central fixing which offers a fastening directly on the ribs. As such, there is no way to warp the ribs. Moreover, since this part of the instrument doesn’t has much to do with the vibrations, the installation doesn’t disturb the sound of the violin.
The chinrest also has more possibilities regarding contact points on the instrument.
The chinrest weighs exactly 59 grammes, which makes it quite light compared to other models.
Moreover, its shape is carved in ebony.
How to mount the chinrest
This accessory can be put on or off very easily thanks to its fixing legs. For that, you only need a chinrest key – which is the safest way.
How to enhance your chinrest comfort
First and foremost, a chinrest is a piece wood. Thus, spending long hours in contact with it can be painful and even itchy. To improve your comfort, you can use the GelRest small silicone pad. It’s a simple and efficient way to improve the violin stability, the comfort on your jaw, and to avoid direct contact with the wood.
Why you should use a Teller chinrest
Joseph Teller violin accessories are born from a German tradition, halfway between ancestral savoir-faire and modern mechanisation. Still made in Bavaria, in the town of Bubenreuth, these chinrests are still made of high-quality wood. They are also characterised by their seemingly flawless finish and fittings. Therefore, even with an incredible quality, these accessories are still affordable thanks to their mechanised manufacturing method.
As for the chinrests, they offer a fixing system made of composite material which is less destructive than its steel equivalents. It is an advantage that very few clamping systems offer.
My review on Teller Flesh violin chinrest
Overall, I find these chinrests very appealing. Indeed, their finishing touches are far better than any of their counterparts from China or India that can be found anywhere. Of course it’s more expensive, however there are more details and the wood is finer, which prevent damage on the instrument and its sound. Indeed, the more massive the chinrests, the more likely they are to absorb vibration. It also causes other damage on the violin, such as carving the wood or the varnish.