Wittner chinrest for viola


A chinrest made in Germany, sober, hypoallergenic, and easy to install on your own.

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The Wittner chinrest for viola is completely synthetic-made. Although it is not made of precious exotic woods, it displays many advantages. With a very nice finish, not only is it light and durable but also very comfortable. The solution to make your practice sessions more pleasant!





Wittner Gmbh



Isny – Germany



Characteristics of the Wittner chinrest for viola

Made in Germany, this chinrest made of high technology composite materials display a beautiful finish. Its sober black colour will match with the fittings of your viola.



Have you ever suffered from bruises in the contact area between your skin and the chinrest? This is due to the exotic wood of the chinrests. They are highly irritating and too long contact can provoke epidermic reactions, such as red spots, itching… Also known as violin hickeys.

As for the Wittner chinrest, its surface is very soft and hypoallergenic. Thanks to granular design, this chinrest has a matte finish and does not stick to the skin.


Side or centered mounting?

The chinrest is available in two versions: centered or side mounting. Both of the models are safely screwed to the rib garland. Both models are safely screwed to the rib garland.


How to install your chinrest

There is a matching screwdriver included with the Wittner chinrest for viola. This way, you can easily install it: since the feet can be moved each at a time, you do not need to pay attention to how parallel they are.

First and foremost, you need to pay attention to the space where to fit the cork pads without forcing your instrument. To fit the chinrest, just put the feet inside the notches. Once it is done, gently screw each of them with the screwdriver.

Moreover, be careful that your chinrest is at the right angle compared to the tailpiece, and that it does not interfere with your setup.

I advise you not to force too much with the screwdriver. You just need as much pressure as to keep the chinrest firmly in place. Should you tighten it too much, you could disturb the sound of your instrument and warp it.

What your violin-maker thinks of the Wittner chinrest for viola

Thanks to this chinrest, many violists are free from terrible irritations, and can play for hours. It is available in many sizes, so any musician with this issue can try this solution, even the youngest ones.

Finally, should you choose between the side or centered mounting, I recommend that you go for the second one if you have never tried it. In many cases, it enables you to have a more comfortable position. Of course, this depends on each morphology, habits, and preferences.

More details


38 – 42cm




Side, Centered


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Payment options

Each order must be fully paid before delivery. As of now, here are the available payment options:

  • Card (Visa, Mastercard, etc.)
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Delivery costs
Tracked letter Bow* Violin and Viola       Cello
France Free Free Free Free
DOM-TOM 7,00€ 20,00€ 25,00€ On request
Europe 7,00€ 17,00€ 25,00€ On request
World zone 1 7,00€ 25,00€ 30,00€ On request
World zone 2 7,00€ 30,00€ 60,00€ On request

* Large accessories that cannot be sent by tracked letter will be sent in a Bow class. This will be the case for chin straps, for example.

Countries outside the European Union may apply customs duties. Additional charges may apply depending on the content of the package. Please do not hesitate to contact me or the customs office in your country if you have any doubts or questions.

Deliveries of strings and accessories under 3 centimeters are made in registered mail format and are therefore sent by the Post Office. Whether it is for national or international delivery. This is a simple and efficient way to have your order delivered to your home.

For larger accessories and instruments, I use the Chronopost or TNT solutions. A tracked shipment that will be delivered directly to your home or to a relay point, as you prefer, in this case tell me when you order.

I generally ship orders between 1 and 4 working days. However, in exceptional circumstances, such as when travelling, I may not be able to meet these deadlines. In this case I will inform you as soon as possible.

For shipments outside France, the transporters may be different depending on the daily quotation.

DOM-TOM : Guadeloupe – Martinique – Guyana – Mayotte – Reunion – Saint Pierre and Miquelon – Saint Barthélemy – Saint Martin

World zone 1: Albania – Andorra – Armenia – Belarus – Bosnia – Georgia – Gibraltar – Guernsey – Canary Islands – Faroe Islands – Iceland – Jersey – Macedonia – Moldova – Montenegro – Russia – San Marino – Serbia – Turkey – Ukraine – Vatican.

World zone 2: All other countries which are not in Europe, in world zone 1 and DOM-TOM.

Returns and exchanges

You have 14 days from the date of delivery to withdraw. You must return all the items within 30 days of delivery, with the return form and your receipt as proof of purchase. Refund or exchange can only take place upon receipt of the items.

Either way, if you have any questions regarding payment or delivery, please contact me.