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Wittner Chinrest, Centre Mounted

By Wittner

4.4 from 15 reviews
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Lightweight plastic (allergy tested) chinrest by Wittner. Centre mount. 25mm high at centre

Product specifications

  • Centre mount (over tail piece)
  • Allergy tested anatomic design.
  • Plastic brackets
  • Screwdriver included
  • Made in Germany
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Rating Summary
02/12/2015 16:45
Hindhead, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Centre-mounting - a breakthrough!
2 out of 2 found the following review helpful

Pros: I already have a side-mounted Wittner and reviewed it favourably on these pages three years ago, having just taken up string playing again after a break of decades. Three years on, I am playing in local ensembles and orchestras etc. As this involves several hours at a stretch, I've been getting a little tired and so revisited my chin/shoulder rest arrangements, Suffice to say the centre-mounted Wittner is a revelation and I wish I had thought of it sooner. Really pleased.

Cons: As with the side-mounted version, being synthetic the Wittner can make you a bit sweaty. Also, there was no clearance over the tailpiece - which I had half-anticipated - and unlike a wooden chinrest, you cant create a gap with judicious sand-papering of the underside. For now I have cut small soft leather pads to lift the feet. This has given sufficient clearance and there is no vibration or other interference. At some point I will ask a luthier to do a proper neat job. My teacher says my tailpiece and bridge are a tad high, which may account for the clearance issue, though I am reluctance to interfere with these aspects as my instrument was previously owned by a professional orchestral player and had been expertly set up. The Wittner is quite a shallow shape. This wont suit some people. I have a fleshy sort of face, so it suits me.

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14/12/2012 18:33
Hindhead, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Chinrest that enhances playing confidence
2 out of 2 found the following review helpful

Pros: As per previous posts, I have recently taken up the viola again after a 30-year absence and have been quietly re-visiting various accessories, now realising I was "fighting" my student instrument. (Why does no-one seem to spend an entire early lesson simply ensuring the new playing has the right shoulder and chinrests to hold the viola in an optimum position?!_ My existing chinrest was contoured in such a way that whenever I moved my head slightly forward it levered the viola towards me. I bought the Wittner on the strength of reviews on the stringzone and it indeed helps me hold a 100% comfortable and stable position, and I would also agree that my viola might even resonate slightly better. Since acquiring the Wittner I have in fact bought another, larger, viola and the chinrest already on it suits me well, so for the time being I am unlikely to transfer the Wittner to it. The Wittner looks quite good, and does not immediately appear synthetic to the naked eye, except when very close-up

Cons: It did make me perspire and start to slip about after 25-30 mins - natural wood does not - obviously you can wipe things dry, though still a bit tedious. That is why I am leaving it on the "old" instrument for now. For that reason only I am giving it a 4 rather than 5 out of 5.

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29/12/2017 14:39
Oakworth, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Easy to fit and does the job

Pros: Fitted this for a client of mine. Easy to fit and one happy customer.

Cons: None

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27/03/2017 19:04
WHITBY, United Kingdom


very good organized and reliable

Pros: kind notice and punctuality

Cons: nothing

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12/03/2016 19:16
Oban, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Comfortable if a little small.

Pros: Comfortable and does not press on the tail piece.

Cons: A little smaller than I expected but does the job.

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18/12/2015 19:54
Ledbury, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Meets all expectations

Pros: Good range of adjustment; gives me a feeling of security; does not become detached whilst playing. Excellent

Cons: Nothing

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03/11/2014 18:43
Bourne, United Kingdom


good product, very useful for the young

Pros: The centre mounted chinrest has made it more comfortable for my 6 year old grandson to hold his violin correctly. The product is well made and totally fit for purpose.

Cons: Nothing

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09/02/2012 17:23
London, United Kingdom


Light and well-designed product.

Pros: Very light and well designed. Allowed the instrument to resonate more fully. Excellent product.

Cons: none

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21/02/2018 14:47
Kettering, United Kingdom


0 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Delivered on time

Cons: It came with one part - one leg to attach the chin rest to the violin - missing

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14/07/2015 11:33
athboy, Ireland

Keen Amateur

excellent piece but not for me
0 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: very well made and easy to put on the fiddle.

Cons: I tried it but I prefer the hold of the old fashioned chin rest.

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