The wooden violin shoulder rest is a very good base to start with a limited budget. This model is slightly curved to fit the shape of the shoulder and improve your playing comfort. It also provides. Finally, it is adjustable and easily fits 4/4 and 3/4 size violins.
61g / 2,15oz
Adaptable on sizes
3/4 and 4/4
The wooden shoulder rest for violin
This wooden shoulder pad is formed on a piece of lacquered wood, which is warmer both visually and in a way, acoustically. It is fixed with rubber pads, which provide good adhesion and minimal contact points to avoid damaging the surface of the instrument.
It is also adjustable in width and height, fitting perfectly to 3/4 and 4/4 size violins. Moreover, it weighs 61g / 2,15oz, which is in a good average, neither too heavy nor too light.
Its last asset, which is usually found on much more expensive cushions: the folding fasteners. In fact, when it comes to storing it in the case, it takes up very little space.
The pros of this wooden shoulder rest for violin
- First of all, it is very affordable, especially since it can be adapted to several instrument sizes.
- It has folding fixtures, which allow to optimize its size.
- Sufficient settings but not too heady.
The opinion of the violin maker
In short, this cushion is perfect for beginners who want stability and comfort for a very affordable budget. It also offers good compromise settings and has interesting options for its price.
However, it is important to remember that each shoulder pad is different and must be adapted to the user’s morphology. Weight and dimensions are comparable to the Viva la Musica or KUN shoulder pads which may be more suitable for some people.