Balanced Shoulder Rest

What if your violin weighed nothing? Pretend for a minute that you don’t have to grip your violin between your chin and shoulder. Imagine that the violin stays effortlessly in place, your head and hands free to move. Even the most aggressive bowing doesn’t move the instrument. It seems to float lightly but securely next to your body in the perfect playing position.

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The Balanced Shoulder Rest liberates violinists from the limitations of holding the violin. It uses the physics of a simple lever to counterbalance the weight of the instrument. A flexible, weighted aluminum arm wraps gently around the upper torso, lightly but securely spreading the load over the shoulder, chest, and upper back. Adjustable connecting screws allow the musician to maneuver the instrument into optimum playing position and fine-tune it for comfort. The violin stays securely in place without help from the hands or chin, but it remains mobile and responsive to the player’s movements.

The Balanced Shoulder Rest converts your holding energy to playing energy, freeing you to play better. It fits all models of the NS Violin.