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Bonmusica Viola Shoulder Rest - 17"

Viola Shoulder Rest

Bonmusica shoulder rests have comfortable thick foam padding along a metal base with a ‘hook’ that rests over the player’s shoulder to stop the viola from sliding down. The whole shoulder rest can be manipulated to fit the exact contour of the players chest/shoulder so that it fits the player perfectly.

The Bonmusica is adjustable in height, sideways slant, length over the shoulder and is available in all sizes. It comes with one short foot (35mm) and one long foot (50mm) and If the player needs extra height then there is an extra-long foot available, measuring 60mm!

Made in Germany. 


  • Specially engineered hook shape which rests over your shoulder and stops the viola from slipping.
  • Thick foam padding for extra comfort – 6mm.
  • Rubber and foam on feet to protect your instrument.
  • Adjustable – Different parts of the rest can be shortened or lengthened slightly and offset/slanted to achieve the best fit to the instrument. Metal body of the rest can also be bent/manipulated to better fit the contour of your chest/shoulder.
  • Replaceable parts available for each element of the shoulder rest.
  • Rest comes with two feet – one short foot (35mm) and one long foot (50mm). Extra height can be achieved by swapping to longer feet. The extra-long feet are 60mm.
  • Available sizes: 15”, 15.5”, 16”, 16.5”, 17” - sometimes violas may have an unusually wide lower bout, so please send through lower bout measurement before purchasing if you aren’t sure of the size. For 14” violas, please use a 4/4 violin Bonmusica rest.
  • Weight: – 107g
  • Dimensions (cm):
    Body Length – 23 (foam runs entire length)
    Body Width – 3.5 (body width)
    Height (feet screwed in completely) – 8 (high side – side closest to chest), 4.5 (lowest point – middle of rest), 8.5 (tip of end that rests on/over shoulder). Foot on 'high side' can be wound out quite a lot as the thread length is longer than most shoulder rest feet.

Choose 'click-and-collect' to have your shoulder rest fitted for free in our showroom.

    Bonmusica Viola Shoulder Rest - 17"

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    Bows for Strings offers the option to 'click and collect' your order at our Glen Waverley showroom. Click and collect items are typically ready within 1 business day (instruments require professional set-up and are typically ready within 7 days). If choosing this option you will receive an email when your item is ready to pick-up.

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