Teller Teka violin chinrest is characterised by its simple yet elegant design. Its height and slightly curved profile fits any type of chin, from the smallest to the biggest. In addition, by its great lightness, it will provide a great sound improvement to your instrument.
Germany – Budenreuth
Teka violin chinrest features
Its main characteristic is its lateral fixing which offers a fastening directly on the ribs while being above the tailpiece and slightly overlapping. This will allow you to place your chin comfortably on the side of the tailpiece.
Moreover, this shape is smaller, which will suit the musicians looking for little contact with the instrument. Therefore, people with a small jaw or children will like it better.
The chinrest weighs exactly 50 grammes, which makes it quite light compared to other models.
Its shape is carved in ebony wood, well-known for being black.
How to mount the chinrest
Thanks to the fixing legs, this accessory is very easy to put on or off. For that, you only need a chinrest key – which is the safest way.
How to enhance your chinrest comfort
A chinrest is still a piece of wood, and spending hours resting on it can be painful and 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 Teka 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.