Violin Chin Rest Solution

So, what is wrong with your violin chin rest?

A violin chin rest is carved from hard wood.  The contact between this hard chin rest surface and our vulnerable facial areas has caused generations of violinists, from beginners to professionals, to have to endure skin irritations, bruises, and red spots.  Often called a violin hickey or rose patch, these bruises are more than just unsightly; they can be quite painful and typically result in a reduction in practice time.  Worse yet,  if your chin rest is gouging into your face,  the tension that results can easily travel to your hand and fingers, especially in the left hand, but can even cause back and shoulder pain, which can affect your bowing arm.  So, having a comfortable instrument is crucial for mastering basic techniques like playing in tune, vibrato, and even bowing.

Professional Appearance

We believe that a chinrest cushion doesn’t have to be bulky and unattractive. That’s why we make GelRests in 8 different shapes, each one designed to fit a wide variety of chinrests.  Find one that fits YOUR chinrest!  Go to the Fit Guide.  Print, Cut, and Place the cut-outs on your chinrest to determine which one is the best fit.

Fits in Your Case

A GelRest is easy to install — just peel and stick.  And, unlike a shoulder rest, a GelRest does not have to be removed each time you put the instrument back in its case. Just set it and forget it!

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