Bonmusica Violin Shoulder Rest

By Bonmusica

4.5 from 85 reviews
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Full size (205mm width)
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3/4 size (195mm width)
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1/2 size (185mm width)
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1/4 size (165mm width)
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1/8 size (145mm width)
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Description

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.


Specifications

  • Pliable baseplate for custom fit
  • Height and tilt adjustable-extra long legs available
  • Replacement parts available
  • Made in Germany
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Customer reviews:

Rating Summary
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Edward
07/04/2021 18:01
Whitehaven , United Kingdom

Beginner

Great product.

Pros: Fitted perfectly first time.

Cons: None

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Williams
20/02/2021 18:54
CARDIFF, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Might work for you, but I hate it!

Pros: It's very strong and robust.

Cons: There are so many things I hate about this product, which is why after an hour it went back in the box and packed up ready to return. My main issues with it are: (1) It's so well made, but personally the benefit of the mouldable rest doesn't outweigh how uncomfortable it is having the thing dig into you no matter how I adjusted it. (2) I'm of average male height and had to put the rest on the lowest possible setting, and still I needed to crank my neck on my chin rest, which resulted in instant tension all other my shoulders and neck. My chin rest is a standard flesch chin rest which hasn't been modified to increase its height, and I use a well known generic shoulder rest normally. (3) For me, having the violin in such a rigid position kills all connection I have with the music. You feel like a robot with something clamped to your shoulder.

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James
23/10/2020 10:13
LONDON, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Great product, great service

Pros: Excellent stability Comfortable Adjustable

Cons: None

Other: Delivery service was really quick

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Andrew
15/08/2020 15:54
London, United Kingdom

Beginner

Looks good, but looks can fool.

Pros: Nice curvy shape, high friction rubber on the shoulder.

Cons: Seems too small for a 4/4, but this is probably to keep it close to your neck. Otoh, it's only plastic in contact with the violin, not soft rubber, and it can slip off. The feet aren't well enough shaped to fit any violin properly. The adjustability is terrible. It stands too far from the violin, and if you screw it up tight to bring it closer, you grind bits of it together scratching the paint. Perhaps I was supposed to get a spanner set. I am very disappointed.

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Janet
28/07/2020 20:27
St. Ives, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Firm and comfortable

Pros: Completely solved the problems caused by thin bony shoulders and a long neck! With previous shoulder rests, I was having to reposition my violin frequently but not any more. It is firm and comfortable.

Cons: None

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Gerard Hurrell
04/07/2020 10:02
Cambridge, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Expensive failure. I kick myself for buying it.
1 out of 2 found the following review helpful

Pros: The design idea is good and could result in a good shoulder rest.

Cons: The implementation is very poor. The rest feels like having a jagged unstable Meccano construction digging into your shoulder. Screws and bolts are sticking out. The grippers that are supposed to hold the rest in place are prone to slipping off. This means that the nuts and bolts crash into the instrument - on one occasion taking a chip out of it. The width of the rest is not suitable for a violin that is 205 mm at the widest point of the lower bouts. (My violin is a copy of a "Guarneri" so quite a standard size.) I have abandoned the Bon Musica shoulder rest as a dangerous implementation of a potentially good idea. The manufacturer's literature clearly says that the device is to be bent and shaped to the player's shoulder / chest. Doing this distorts the material in a way such that the original shape of the device cannot be recreated. A refund is only available if the device is returned in its original state - which is impossible to achieve, Catch-22.

Other: This is not a cheap shoulder rest - it is one of the more expensive ones. It seems to be a prototype. It might useful if the makers look at it again.

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Linda
01/07/2020 13:39
Doncaster, United Kingdom

Beginner

excellent shoulder rest

Pros: Very well made and good materials, not flimsy - feels like it will give me years of use. Completely flexible so able to twist it into shape for my personal figure comfortable on shoulder, and has improved my playing , particularly vibrato as i now feel confidant the violin wont slip off my shoulder.

Cons: its slightly bigger than others, so doesnt fit inside the violin case

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K
22/06/2020 20:18
Westhill, United Kingdom

Beginner

Does the job.

Pros: Flexibility

Cons: Cost

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Anthony
18/06/2020 19:37
Wirral, United Kingdom

Beginner

Good investment

Pros: Very adaptable Worth considering if you have a shoulder rest problem

Cons: Lack of meaningful instructions Cost

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Lesley
14/08/2019 13:18
London, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Comfortable and flexible

Pros: Very flexible rest that bends to hook over the shoulder providing much better support and security. I was not satisfied with other makes but this suites me very well

Cons: None

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