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The Impressionist Chinrest Comforter - Black Large

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The Impressionist

The Most Revolutionary Advamce in Violin Comfort Since... the Chinrest!

In 1831, violinist Louis Spohr invented the chinrest. Since then, violinists and fiddlers alike have tried, and usually failed, to find a chinrest that really fits them. The sad results: chronic pain and discomfort, teeth clenching and poor positioning.

Professional fiddler and educator Paul Anastasio knew there must be a better way.

The Impressionist is the first real improvement in chinrest comfort in 177 years. Just soften in hot water, towel-dry, and place it on top of your violin or viola chinrest. Holding the instrument normally for five seconds allows The Impressionist to take an exact impression of your jaw. Give it fifteen minutes to cool, and that's all there is to it. And, you can reshape it as many times as you wish!

**Chinrest not included**

Warranty Info

1-Year Limited Warranty
This item comes with SHAR's 1 year warranty covering defects of workmanship or materials. General wear and tear or mis-use are not covered. Non-transferable.

30-Day No Hassle Return Policy
If you are not satisfied with this item for any reason, you may return it for a full refund within 30 days of purchase.

If you have any questions about this product's warranty or to make a return, please contact our Customer Service Department at 800.793.4334 or email us at [email protected]

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Asked On: 12/20/2020

once the impression is made and attached to the chinrest, is the Impressionist hard plastic or is it flexible to cushion the player's chin?

SHAR Answer:

The Impressionist is a "firm cushion" after being installed, similar to a rubber practice mute. However, as it warms up, it will naturally become a little cushier (but not enough to ruin the fitting).

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  • Glen Carbon, IL

Asked On: 08/28/2020

Can the impressionist be broken apart after heating? I'm interested in it, but I'm worried that it's thicker than what I need.

SHAR Answer:

Hi Amanda, thank you for your question. Yes, the item states that it is easily cut with scissors after its heated. Please let us know if you have any further questions.

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Asked On: 08/07/2020

This is only the first day with it on my chinrest and the surface is very tacky. Will the tack8ness go way as time goes by?

SHAR Answer:

Hi Jeong, thanks for your question! Yes, the tackiness will dissipate over time. It is intended to provide extra grip and improve overall comfort. Please let us know if you have any other questions.

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  • LEE, NH

Asked On: 09/28/2016

How does it adhere to the chinrest? Does it damage the finish when removed?

SHAR Answer:

Thanks for your question James! The Impressionist is attached by softening the chinrest comforter with hot water. Once softened, you can mold and attach it to your instruments chinrest by making a firm impression. You can remove The Impressionist by placing your thumbs on the edge and pushing up gentle. This will not damage your chinrest finish. Once removed, it can be re-softened and reshaped indefinitely. Hope this helps!

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