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Based on 8 Reviews
Reviewed On: 12/23/2020
I would like to say better things about this rest because it is a great concept and has some unique qualities. But, it hasn't been good so far. I used the ergo pack and found that all the screws together are what's holding the position. Even one slightly loose screw and you risk it falling against your varnish. Customer service at both Shar and Pirastro is excellent but unfortunately those benefits haven't yet been able to help the product work for my body. Because shaping the rest is part of trying it, this is a pricey item that cannot be returned if trialed. I watched the video tutorials and am a pretty handy person but could not find a comfortable adjustment. It either slips off my shoulder or digs into a nervy area. I will keep trying because as everyone has said, the sound quality is an upgrade. The last resort for me is to try a new chin rest. I have the side chin rest currently so trying a center attachment would give me more positional wiggle room. Currently, I can only recommend this rest for the sound and the secure fit on the violin. I cannot recommend it for its "try-ability" or universal fit potential. Side note, tiny screws are easily stripped, no matter how beautiful the rest of the materials are, so they will get worn down during the timely and elaborate setup process. They are easily replaced but, I personally am not enjoying having to put this much money, time, and focus into my shoulder rest. All bodies are different and this rest just hasn't worked out for me yet. I will update my review if I have a breakthrough. Here's hoping
Yes | 15 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 11/25/2018
I splurged for this rest and I don’t regret it. It is the most confortable I’ve ever been playing. It’s ingenious in its design, infinitely adjustable and weighs almost nothing.
Yes | 36 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 03/01/2018
I've been using the KorfkerRest for over a year now. It's amazingly light, stays securely on the instrument, and allows my violin to resonate better than anything I've ever used (and I've tried a lot of shoulder rests over the years!) It's expensive, but once I heard how much better my violin sounds, I considered it in the same category as an instrument adjustment or upgrade. Since using the original KorfkerRest, I've had an opportunity to try the updated version, and I really like the thicker padding and improved adjustability. There is a learning curve with this shoulder rest--I had to experiment a bit and consult the webpage--but now I couldn't be happier.
Yes | 60 people found this review helpful
I have a long neck and skinny shoulders and have tried countless different shoulder rests over the years...but my search is finally over! This rest is completely adjustable and unbelievably lightweight. My violin sounds wonderful and my shoulders and upper back are finally happy. It's also the first wooden shoulder rest I've tried that doesn't jam into my collar bone. My violin is very small and I had a hard time adjusting the shoulder rest so that the feet weren't at extreme angles. The extra hardware in the ergo pack helped with further adjustments and now the rest is completely stable on my violin. This shoulder rest is absolutely the way to go!!
Yes | 111 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 05/10/2017
I was sent some adjustments for the shoulder rest and have found it fits better than my previous review. The sound is quite wonderful.
Yes | 125 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 07/17/2015
I like the slick shape and appearance, but I have been struggling with it. I am not a professional player, but I can tell that this shoulder rest is not very comfy and I will try to exchange it.
Yes | 392 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 06/30/2015
I purchased the KorfkerRest shoulder rest in 2014 and am thrilled with it. I've played professionally for years and messed about with countless other shoulder rests. The KorfkerRest is amazingly comfortable but a bit tricky to set up. However once you have the rest fitted to your liking you'll never regret the purchase. It's beautiful to look at, featherlight and my violin has never sounded better.
Yes | 436 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 08/19/2014
I am delighted with this shoulder rest and I have tried most of them! I have a very long neck and this is the most secure and adjustable rest I have used. It is quite tricky to set up and takes a lot of patience to understand the instructions. But it inclines beautifully for people that play with an over-the-tail chin rest. It also allows for the most instrument resonance of any shoulder rest I have tried. Pricey but really worth it!
Yes | 471 people found this review helpful
Asked On: 07/24/2019
For questions about stock, please contact our Customer Service Department at 800-248-7427. Thanks!
Yes | 21 people found this question helpful
Asked On: 05/09/2019
Hi Baron! Yes, that is correct. You can place an order for an out of stock item. The order will be put on backorder until the item becomes available again. For the most accurate and up to date stock information, please contact our Customer Service Department at 800-248-7427. Thanks!
Yes | 16 people found this question helpful
Asked On: 12/16/2018
Hello Bertrand! We currently only carry Model 2 of the KorfkerRest. There are several differences in the design between Models 1 and 2, but the most notable are the weight and the material of the feet. Model 2 is even lighter weight and has a more durable and smooth rubber coating the feet. Let us know if you have any other questions!
Yes | 26 people found this question helpful
Asked On: 10/14/2018
Hello Ivan! We have a 30 day return policy that you are welcome to use to try out this shoulder rest. As long as you contact us within 30 days of your purchase, we can accept the shoulder rest back for a full refund, provided it is in like new and resalable condition with all of its original packaging in tact. We typically just ask that you pay the return shipping. For more information, please refer to our Return & Exchange Policy.
Yes | 36 people found this question helpful