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Bonmusica Viola Shoulder Rest


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20.5-21.5cm width, 15" back
2 in stock
21.5-22cm width, 15.5" back
8 in stock
22-22.5cm width, 16" back
10 in stock
22.5-23cm width, 16.5" back
9 in stock
23.5-24.5cm width, 17" back
2 in stock
260 mm wide
1 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.

For more information please visit the manufacturer's website, link below

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
  • Visit Manufacturer's Website

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06/03/2013 13:53
Canterbury, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Rolls Royce of shoulder rests
7 out of 7 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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Pat Hanchet
20/02/2011 19:16
Norwich, United Kingdom


Best one so far
3 out of 4 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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31/10/2016 14:24
Ulverston, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Best shoulder rest for me by a long chalk.
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Perfect fit for me after a long search. Comparatively expensive but well worth it.

Cons: Does not collapse and does not fit in my viola case but it works on my viola and that is all that matters.

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

Keen Amateur

A most comfortable viola shoulder rest!
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

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!
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

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
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

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


great shoulder rest
2 out of 3 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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16/03/2018 17:23
Falmouth, United Kingdom


Best shoulder rest available in my opinion

Pros: This shoulder rest allows you to totally concentrate on the music and your technique. Fully adjustable , you can fit it to your shape and preference and it won't move. You just don't know it's there!

Cons: Nothing

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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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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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