Viva La Musica Diamond Viola Shoulder Rest Walnut
The Concert Soloist's Choice, for so Many Reasons
Designed especially for the extreme demands of the concert soloist, European-made Viva la Musica Diamond shoulder rests combine comfort with practicality, freeing the artist to focus on the performance. The ergonomics start with fine solid wood carved into an S-shape, designed to distribute weight across the collarbone; this design significantly reduces fatigue, especially under grueling conditions. The patented Lateral Adjustment Clamping System, made from strong and flexible tool steel, absorbs stress instead of transferring it to the instrument, channeling stress away from the instrument itself; and they remain attached rather than sliding off when undergoing extreme performance conditions.
Your Viva Diamond shoulder rest is collapsible: Fold the feet after you're done playing, for easy storage in your case. And your Viva Diamond remembers your settings -- when you unfold the feet and place your Viva Diamond on your violin, you will not need to adjust it again.
The Viva la Musica Diamond shoulder rest is available in your choice of finishes: Light maple, dark maple, and walnut, and black or gold-plated foot hardware.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Artist’s Shoulder Rest
Designed by a professional violinist and manufactured in Europe to the highest standards, Viva la Musica shoulder rests solve violinists’ and violists’ problems beautifully. The Viva la Musica product line is broad, serving the needs of beginners, intermediate players and world-class violin soloists. Meticulous attention to detail, such as the design of the feet and multi-adjustability functionality. Instrument tonality is uncompromised because of the tab surfaces in the feet, creating the smallest possible contact points with your instrument, yet with an uncanny ability to hold fast under even strenuous performance conditions. Made without compromise from a variety of high quality materials: tool steel, resins and fine woods.
Ratings & Reviews
Low Expectations, Top Results
I ordered this VLM Diamond as part of my search for the "perfect" shoulder rest. This model was recommended by a friend who swears by them, but the construction didn't look tall enough for my long neck. I was wrong. Of the four shoulder rests I tried, this was the clear winner. Adjusting the VLM was odd, as the leg extensions can be angled as well as extended outward, but this is actually its strongest feature. By angling both legs to the same side, the VLM keeps its feet stable across the widest part of the bout, but brings the actual shoulder rest closer to your chin, allowing for greater use of the cantilever. Getting the cushioned rest closer to the collar means the legs don't have to be as tall. Also, the spring-steel extension on the one side also provides more "give" without sacrificing strength. With the VLM, I was able to play twice as long without feeling cramped or hunched. Well pleased.