An equipment should adapt to the user and not the other way round
The DOLFINOS Rest System is a complete and modular solution that can be used in various combinations. It covers all the necessary equipment and fits the individual needs that violinists and violists require (chin rest, adapter, shoulder rest). Its precise and well thought through design has been developed with musicians, for musicians. Throughout the whole R&D process, we worked in close collaboration with an interdisciplinary team from various universities. The DOLFINOS Rest System is manufactured in Switzerland with high-quality craftsmanship and mechanical components.
In December 2019, we officially launched the DOLFINOS Rest System. Today, musicians in more than 40 countries worldwide play with the DOLFINOS Rest System. Amongst them are world-renowned soloists like Leonidas Kavakos and Vilde Frang. You can also find the DOLFINOS Rest System in many orchestras around the world!
The DOLFINOS Rest System is suitable for beginners, students, amateurs and professionals, and fits 1/2 3/4, 7/8, 4/4 violins and most average size violas. It works with all types of violin and viola setups and normally needs no change of the end knob, tailpiece, etc. You can easily mount and dismount our system in less than 3 minutes.
What is adjustable?
The Limited AIR Edition
Our flagship product - unmatched in elegance and durability. The breastwing and its parts are made of aircraft aluminium (thus the name). With this material you can bend the breastwing and the slider plates, in one direction, up to 20° to adjust them to fit your body even better.
The SIGNATURE Edition
The SIGNATURE Edition is the golden mean between our the Limited AIR Edition and the CARBON Edition. It combines the material strength of the AIR Edition with the lightness of the CARBON Edition. Different to the CARBON Edition, the material used for the SIGNATURE Edition - a carbon composite - has a significantly higher number of carbon fibres. We wholeheartedly recommend the SIGNATURE Edition to every player, children, amateurs and professionals alike. The SIGNATURE Edition includes the Toledo chin rest as a standard. You can upgrade to a chin rest made of European FSC wood (+50 Euros).
The CARBON Edition (currently not available)
Our most affordable rest system - loved for its lightness and comfort. The material used here is a carbon composite. Thanks to this, the CARBON Edition is approx. 15 grams lighter than the Limited AIR Edition. It is also less rigid than the other two Editions, giving you high dynamic agility. The CARBON Edition includes the Toledo chin rest as a standard. You can upgrade to a chin rest made of European FSC wood (+50 Euros).
The PURE Edition
The PURE Edition was developed especially for musicians who play without a shoulder rest or want to keep using their current shoulder rest. The PURE Edition consists of one chin rest and a slimmer adapter. As an alternative you may also add our very convenient anti-slip pad, the PURE Grip Pad, onto the back of your instrument.
Are you unsure which DOLFINOS is the best option for you? Here is a short overview. For more details on every rest system, take a look at our factsheets.