Bonmusica Violin Shoulder Rest

By Bonmusica

4.5 from 85 reviews
Our price:
from £50.40 inc VAT & Free Delivery in the UK
You save:
£8.45 (13%)
VAT removed at checkout for non UK orders

Purchase options

Full size (205mm width)
21 in stock
3/4 size (195mm width)
2 in stock
1/2 size (185mm width)
2 in stock
1/4 size (165mm width)
Despatch will be delayed
1/8 size (145mm width)
1 in stock


The Bonmusica violin shoulder rest. Pliable metal base allows for a high degree of custom fit.

This rest can be customised to a very high level and is ideal for players who feel their instrument can slip down, especially in the higher playing positions.

The hook can be moved to provide a good anchorage at the prefered playing position. Height and tilt in 2 planes combined with a bendable plate allow an almost infinite range and will enable the vast majority of players to achieve a comfortable playing experience.


  • Pliable baseplate for custom fit
  • Height and tilt adjustable-extra long legs available
  • Replacement parts available
  • Made in Germany
Visit Manufacturer's Website

Product demonstration

Customer reviews:

Rating Summary
15/06/2011 19:43
dorchester, United Kingdom


Bonmusica shoulder rests are robust and well made
6 out of 9 found the following review helpful

Pros: I use a Bonmusica sholder rest because I also own a Bridge electric violin. They recommend you use that type of shoulder rest

Cons: I like it becuse you can adjust it to how you like it

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

21/05/2012 17:44
Dunoon, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

A steady violin at last!
2 out of 2 found the following review helpful

Pros: This rest virtually welds the violin to the shoulder, and prevents the slide I found with other rests. Easy to rig up, and comfortable in use. A boon to those who find they have to use the left hand to support the instrument.

Cons: Quite large to stow, but room in my case has been found!

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

Dr Goody
27/11/2011 10:44
York, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Poor build quality, gives you back ache, avoid.
5 out of 8 found the following review helpful

Pros: Very adjustable, does force you into a good posture.

Cons: Very poor build quality (inferior to a friend's Bonmusica rest that is a few years old). The foam came unstuck from the rest and the feet within a few hour's of use and the foam is poor quality low-density stuff to begin with, very disappointing for the price. The rest is far too adjustable, I found it impossible to get a fully comfortable position and I invariably ended up with neck/back ache. The rest is huge and wouldn't fit into my case.

Other: Going back to a Kun rest which has always served me well.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

27/09/2019 12:48
Brighton, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Brilliant! Holds my violin in place so much better than anything else I have tried.

Cons: Took a while "fiddling" with it to get it right. I found a demo on Your Tube which helped.

Other: If I lost it I'd be straight onto String Zone to order another.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

24/07/2017 16:52
Nantwich, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Needs a materials rethink.
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: I have been using a rival firm's shoulder rest for more years than I can remember, I have fairly narrow, sloping shoulders and found it difficult to prevent my violin from slipping. I like the level of adjustment. The Bonmusica has solved this problem, adjusment

Cons: the rest is very metallic and harsh and has sharp parts which could easily damage the instrument. It is certainly robust but surely could be made from carbon fibre or some less aggressive and lighter plastic material. There are so many new and more sympathetic materials about.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

Jean Thewlis
17/10/2016 15:24
Callander, United Kingdom


Very difficult to adjust.
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Liked the fact that it rests over your shoulder

Cons: Can't get to grips with adjustments--way too complicated. Might be comfortable if I can find out how to use it to the best advantage. Don't like the pointed screw bits. Looks a little industrial.

Other: Would highly suggest that you 'try before you buy'. Or perhaps it should come with a video to explain things!

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

15/02/2014 10:30
London, United Kingdom


The most comfortable shoulder rest that I ever had
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: It is very comfortable and do not slide down when playing

Cons: It is a big shoulder rest, therefore needs more space in the case

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

28/06/2013 22:09
Swadlincote, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Best shoulder rest I have tried todate. At last I have given up my sponge! Fits into my case without problems. I still feel I can move and adjust my violin as I play even with it on. Stays put on the violin pretty well - unlike some of my previous shoulder rests. It hasn't moved or dropped off whilst I'm playing (yet). Instructions supplied were good.

Cons: I wish the height screws were longer - however I overcane this by switching them round to get more height. Needs to be packaged better - arrived in padded enveloped - the box inside was crumpled. Product unharmed. Arrived quickly.

Other: Think I will stick to this make in the future. When scoring this I would give 4.5 because of lack of screw height but there is no option to do this so scored it a 5.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

26/06/2013 14:45
Perth, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Complicated but very comfortable shoulder rest
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: As I get older, I find it more difficult to play my violin, especially supporting it while playing. The Bonmusica rest is used by some friends who recommended it, emphasising the curved shape of the baseplate which hooks comfortably round the shoulder. Setting up the Bonmusica is not easy as there are a number of different things to adjust but once you have got every adjustment set to your optimum shape, the rest is very comfortable and stays under my chin more easily and comfortably than my existing shoulder rest that I have used for the last 20 odd years.

Cons: It took more than a week to get it set up to my satisfaction, and about half way through I almost gave up on it. Not adjusted to suit me, I got very frustrated. However, once I got the setup right for me, using it has been very comfortable, even while playing Rachmaninoff's monster 2nd symphony. The other niggle I have is that it does not fit in to my violin case (one of the tapered variety) so I might end up buying a new case (!)

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

20/05/2013 13:13
Huntingdon, United Kingdom


Bonmusica, a true heavyweight!
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Once it is appropriately adjusted it allows freedom of left arm/vibrato/shifting etc. One therefore adapts one's playing to a more static position...

Cons: Over-engineered and very heavy; you certainly know that you have it attached to the instrument.

Other: A very sound idea which ought to be able to be re-designed in a modern lightweght material.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No