Rigid multi-ply, hardwood base with 6mm foam rubber padding.
Professional grade shoulder rest from market leading manufacturer.
3 out of 3 found the following review helpful
Pros: Fit so easily & is very comfortable on the shoulder. It is the best shoulder rest I have ever had apart from the same bravo collapsible shoulder rest I purchased last year , as I have two violins & one rest for each!!
Cons: None what so ever!! ... well perhaps I would have preferred another collapsible rest.
Other: Very fast & efficient delivery
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful
Pros: Love the comfort of this rest, and more important, it doesn't fall off my instrument. It also looks very good, in keeping with my violin. I also have the Viva la Musica Diamond Violin Shoulder Rest, which I purchased from The String Zone, I use that on my second violin, but prefer the Bravo rest.
Cons: The feet do not collapse, making it difficult to fit in a violin case. Fortunately I have two cases, one will accommodate the rest the other won't so swapped over violins to the case that works.
Other: I also have the Viva la Musica Diamond Violin Shoulder Rest, which I purchased from The String Zone, I use that on my second violin, but prefer the Bravo rest.
Comfortable and secure quality shoulder rest
Pros: I have used the more basic Kun shoulder rest for many years. Whilst it was extremely comfortable, because it flexed, it had a tendency to fall off on a regular basis. This more expensive Bravo Kun, was recommended to me by a luthier, as the wood makes it more rigid and is therefore less prone to flexing and so the feet don't work their way loose. It's been brilliant - comfort and security, and it doesn't seem to hamper the violin's tone/vibrations.
Cons: None so far.
What a difference a good shoulder-rest makes
Pros: After several minutes of playing I knew that this was right for me. It looks good, is well made, the adjustable legs are perfect for me, the contoured base fits my shoulder/chest perfectly and twists down to sit comfortably and totally on the chest so there is no more slipping round. I struggled for months with a rest (not from SZ) which had hardly any adjustments and when I realized that all my violin-holding problems came from the inadequate violin-rest I looked and found the perfect solution in this.
Cons: It is a little pricey but perfection costs and the time I save now is worth the financial cost.
Other: Ordered 15:30 friday; delivered 10:00 saturday. That is very good considering where I live. I use the ‘ten to four’ alignment (viewed from the back). My neck and head are very nearly straight up now. Before I ordered this I wondered if the contoured base would be a ‘one size fits all’ compromise but it fits perfectly. I can forget the weeks I wasted struggling with the previous rest and now concentrate on playing and bowing. I clip the Kun rest on the violin, forget it and practice. Highly recommended.
Pros: This is the best shoulder rest I have ever used. I normally used the standard Kun but found that after using it for a while it seemed to move somewhat when playing, even on the smallest setting. This one is more expensive but very solid , a great find and very well worth the extra money.