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Wittner Zuerich Violin Chinrest - 1/2 Size

Wittner Zuerich Violin Chinrest - 1/2 Size | WZ258 12

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Item# WZ258 12

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Make your chinrest as tall as you need!

It is recognized by many violinists and violists that shoulder rests are only half of the equation when finding the most comfortable and effective way to hold their instruments. Chinrests often get ignored as a static part of the instrument, when really research has shown that it may be more important in offering a relaxed posture that fits your unique body!

The Augsburg and Zuerich Chinrests by Wittner are not only made from comfortable and hypoallergenic plastic, but they come with interchangeable risers to adjust the tilt in a way that allows for different instrument and jaw angles. Additional 8 mm risers can be added in pairs to make the chinrest as tall as is needed, reducing tension in players with longer necks or who prefer playing without a shoulder rest.

Made in Germany.


Chinrest Clamp Adjustment Range: 27 mm – 37 mm (1.06 in. – 1.46 in.)

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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: 05/07/2018

I love this chinrest! Can it be used or modified to use on a viola of the same length as a 1/2 vioin? Thanks, Barb Wingert

SHAR Answer:

Hello, Barbara. While some establishments simply set violins up as violas, we make all of our violas with greater rib height to improve sound - even the 12-inch violas. For this reason a 1/2-size chinrest clamp might not always fit a 12-inch viola. However, here are the clamp ranges for the three Wittner Zuerich Chinrest sizes that we carry: 1/2-1/4 Violin: 27mm-37mm. 4/4-3/4 Violin: 32mm-40mm. Viola: 38mm-50mm. Measure the thickness of your viola where the clamp attaches to the instrument and if it falls well inside any of those ranges, you will have no trouble installing that chinrest. The plate on the Viola and 4/4-3/4 size chinrest are just slightly larger than the 1/2-1/4 size model.

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