Chinrest key for violin and viola


This small key allows you to carry out assembly on most chinrests.


The chinrest key is an essential tool for any violinist or violist who wishes to have complete control over their accessories. Indeed, it allows the player to tighten or loosen the screws that exist on most chinrests of violins and violas. The chinrest key is not only useful when the screws get loose, it also allows the player to change by themselves any accessory.

Chinrest key for violin and viola

The tool is far from being required in the daily life of a musician. However, it is a great ally in some cases:

  • firstly, if the chinrest starts sliding slightly or being wobbly, you can tighten the screws with the key,
  • secondly, if you want to replace the chinrest by yourselves. The key is of great use to disassemble the first chinrest and to assemble and tighten the screws of the new one to keep it firmly in place.

This type of key has many advantages:

  • first, it is easy to have in hand thanks to its handle,
  • then, it has a quite universal use on most chinrests – except those by Wittner for which a screwdriver is enough,
  • also, the key’s head is slightly angled so as to easily reach the screws through the holes,
  • finally, it can be taken anywhere as a key ring or hanging from a strap.

As for choosing which key, there are two finishing touches to meet your assortment desires. In truth, it does not change much but if you wish, you can match your key with other accessories for your violin or viola.

Another difference worth noticing: the silver key is slightly longer and heavier, showing nearly 25g on the scale compared to 15g for the gold key.

How to use the chinrest key

To learn how to use this tool, please watch the short video below.

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Viola, Violin


Silver, Gold


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Delivery costs
Tracked letter Bow* Violin and Viola       Cello
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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 in a tracked letter format will be sent in the same class packaging as bows. This will be the case for chin straps, for example.

Countries outside the European Union may apply a customs tax. 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 questions or concerns.

Deliveries for strings and accessories that measure under 3 cm are made in registered mail format and are therefore sent by the French Post Office. This applies both to national and international deliveries. This is a simple and efficient way to have your order shipped to you directly.

For larger accessories and instruments, I use the Chronopost or TNT solutions. A tracked shipment can either be delivered directly to your home or to a pick-up location, depending on your preference, which you will be asked to specify at checkout.

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 of France, transporters may differ depending on the daily quotation.

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You have 14 days from the date of delivery to make a return or exchange. You must return all the items within 30 days of delivery, with the return form and your receipt of purchase included. Returns and exchanges will be refused if the return form and receipt are not included.

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