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Bonmusica Viola Shoulder Rest


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21.5-22cm width, 15.5" back
3 in stock
20.5-21.5cm width, 15" back
3 in stock
22-22.5cm width, 16" back
4 in stock
22.5-23cm width, 16.5" back
4 in stock
23.5-24.5cm width, 17" back
6 in stock
260 mm wide
2 in stock
Extra wide 265mm
1 in stock
Extra wide 270mm
1 in stock


Versatile shoulder rest with flexible metal base which can been bent to the required shape. 5 sizes.

Thick foam rubber padding for comfort. Height adjustable-optional extra long leg available separately. The flexible metal base can be moulded to suit the individual.

Available in 5 sizes. Measure the viola at the mounting point to ascertain size required-usually the widest point of the lower bouts. Please note the back length shown is for guidance only, rely on the width measurement first.

Product specifications:

  • Unique ergonomic design.
  • 5 sizes to suit all violas
  • Pliable base with 2 sections independently adjustable
  • Height adjustable
  • Optional extra long legs available.
  • Made in Germany
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06/03/2013 13:53
Canterbury, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Rolls Royce of shoulder rests
5 out of 5 found the following review helpful

Pros: I tried my desk partner's Bonmusica rest one rehearsal and never went back. It gives such a solid and stable holding position; I get less fatigued and maintain a better posture for longer. The Rolls Royce of shoulder rests! (For comparison, I was previously using a Kun).

Cons: Too big to fit in my case- solved this by taking a Stanley Knife to the interior.

Other: Do go by width measurements, not length of back, to ensure proper fit.

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07/06/2011 19:54
Penarth, United Kingdom


1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: For me, they are the most comfortable and secure rest going

Cons: They are limited in their width adjustment, so you need to make sure you get the right size.

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Pat Hanchet
20/02/2011 19:16
Norwich, United Kingdom


Best one so far
2 out of 3 found the following review helpful

Pros: Adjustable, comfortable, secure. Does not fall off!

Cons: When taking instrument down from playing position, you have to remember to allow space for the part that goes over the shoulder. Too big to fit into the body of my small shaped viola case, so I have to put in one of the pockets on the top of the case.

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19/09/2016 17:15
Derby, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

A most comfortable viola shoulder rest!

Pros: The flexibility to enable a snug fit to one's shoulder, which prevents the viola from slipping.

Cons: The size of the shoulder rest means that I cannot get it in my case. So it goes in the top zip able cover. This means that one has to be careful about not putting anything heavy on top of the viola case.

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Bridget Tiffin
11/02/2016 23:25
Moreton-In-Marsh, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

An excellent product and well worth the money!

Pros: This rest is very comfortable and secure and I will get one for my violin within the next couple of months as this type of rest is much deeper than my existing one and I don't get neck ache with it.

Cons: It does not fit in my case but that is not a problem as most cases don't seem to be able to house a shoulder rest.

Other: An excellent product and I will not hesitate to recommend it to all my fellow musicians!

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Mrs D. Turner
17/07/2015 17:02
HAYWARDS HEATH, United Kingdom


Get it now and start immediate increased enjoyment

Pros: The multiple adjustments available to ensure just the perfect fit for the player so the instrument can be held securely between the shoulder and neck without further support from the hand. This gives complete comfort which allows the player to give full attention to the music.

Cons: Nothing

Other: After 4 years of trying various types of shoulder rest without any satisfaction at all, the Bonmusica fulfilled all my hopes and expectations, greatly enhancing my enjoyment of the viola. I also found the staff at String Zone very helpful and encouraging as I was a little diffident about purchasing the rest in view of my earlier experiences.

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15/07/2015 22:22
Sunderland, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Neck-strain relief by well designed shoulder rest

Pros: The hook shape allows less chin pressure and relieves tension on posterior neck muscles. No more stiff necks!

Cons: Unable to carry it in instrument case but this is a small price to pay.

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11/11/2013 14:13
Loughborough, United Kingdom


great shoulder rest
1 out of 2 found the following review helpful

Pros: Bought it for my son - he finds it really comfortable. It made the difference between despair and progress!

Cons: er...

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08/08/2013 17:25
London, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Pain relief and perfect posture. Highly recommend.
2 out of 4 found the following review helpful

Pros: Supported and redistributed the weight of my viola really well. Very comfortable and adjustable to exactly the right angle to suit me. Fantastic for encouraging good playing posture.

Cons: Takes longer to put the instrument down & pick up again during rests!

Other: The day I got this, I took it to a 10 day workshop where I was playing approx. 6 hrs or so per day. Usually I feel like my arms are going to drop off by the end, but the Bon Musica made such a difference that I didn't feel any stiffness or pain at all. I even went to a quartet rehearsal the next day!

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05/07/2013 18:06
cupar, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

comfortable and secure - an excellent shoulder res

Pros: I like the Bonmusica because it is so comfortable and adaptable on the shoulder - the most comfortable and supportive rest I know.

Cons: The case need to be very spacious for this rest to fit in it - mine is, and that's OK, but I have to keep my Bonmusica violin rest out of the case. I still like them best, though!

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