Wolf Forte Primo Viola Shoulder Rest
All Wolf Forte shoulder rests are adjustable in two directions: Width, to adjust for a variety of different lower bout patterns; Height, to adjust for optimal comfort for the player.
Rubber padded Primo straight bar. Height and pitch adjustable with screw-on swiveling legs. Height adjustable from 1 to 3-1/4 . Sliding width adjustment on one end.
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@example.com
Created by professional violinist Willy Wolf in 1963, with the current models, Forte and Secondo, taking shape in 1967. Made in The Netherlands, Wolf shoulder rests have developed a loyal following over the decades. Flexible yet supportive, Wolf shoulder rests are made from steel, foam padding, and rubber. Deceptively simple design is unusually effective, allowing for multiple adjustments, for most players.
Ratings & Reviews
The Wolf Primo was one of four I tried in my search for the "perfect" shoulder rest. Compared to the others I ordered, the Wolf was flimsy, ill-packaged, and difficult to adjust. My biggest complaint of it is all the exposed metal on the underside. You need a screwdriver to loosen/tighten the stop-screw on the leg extension, and the screw, stop, bracket, and extension are all bare metal. The first time the rest slips or becomes unseated, you'll scratch up the back of your axe. Bad news. My long neck means I need more height, but even fully raised (aided by cheap plastic leg supports) all that metal is uncomfortably close to the back of my viola. I cannot recommend this on any level.
Highly Adjustable, but...
This shoulder rest holds well to the instrument (nice, rubbery feet) and is highly adjustable, however, because I prefer shape to height, I had the rest set up rather low and the metal width-adjusting piece scratched my viola- not due to slipping, but because it is indeed so adjustable/flexible that it essentially collapsed when I brought it into place. I can't imagine this would be an issue if you prefer a higher shoulder rest, but if you don't, I suggest a different shoulder rest.