The CARBON Edition (viola)
The CARBON Edition (viola)
The CARBON Edition (viola)
The CARBON Edition (viola)
The CARBON Edition (viola)
The CARBON Edition (viola)
The CARBON Edition (viola)
The CARBON Edition (viola)
The CARBON Edition (viola)

The CARBON Edition (viola)

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The DOLFINOS Viola Rest System is a Swiss Made product developed with leading musicians, pedagogues and scientific institutions and includes various ground-breaking and patented innovations. The key innovation is that the standard shoulder rest is split in two cushions. Each cushion is able to move independently which enables a maximum fit for each body geometry. 

The CARBON edition for viola includes a shoulder rest made of a Swiss Carbon Composite, an adapter and a chin rest, the TOLEDO, which is part of this Edition, can be selected between two different heights.

For more detailed informations about the product and the warranty and service package, find the factsheet here

The viola adapter opens up to a height of 52 mm and closes to 40 mm. Please contact us if your viola is particularly small or does not fall within this range. 

This shoulder rest is designed for viola players. It is 184 mm long (12 mm longer than the violin shoulder rest), giving more stability and weight relief of the left arm.

The material is a CARBON COMPOSITE, which is less stiff than the Aircraft Aluminium of the Limited AIR Edition and cannot be postmanufactured (additional bending of the curved wings. On the other hand it is 15 grams lighter than the AIR.

The shoulder rest comes along with flexible CARBON COMPOSITE sliders. This adds comfort to the player as the adaptiveness of the slider helps to fit the system perfectly on the body of the player when moved around to different positions. More rigid CARBON COMPOSITE Slider Plates are available for this Edition.

For the ultimate comfort and durability the EPDM Cushions can be replaced by the Memory Cushions, which are available in two different heights.

The standard chin rest of the CARBON Edition is the TOLEDO. This chin rest is made of antistatic ABS, has a special design and comes in two different heights to match the individual needs of the variety of neck lengths. 

The TOLEDO is our fully injection molded universal chin rest. We have designed it after our most popular model, the wooden VIENNA. In this new design we have included all the user feedbacks from around the world to make it maybe the most universal chin rest we can now offer. You can chose between either TOLEDO High (for longer necks, 24-34mm) or TOLEDO Low (for shorter necks, 19-29mm).

The Toledo can be replaced by upgrading to the standard models of your choice that are made of European FSC certified wood. The price for this upgrade is 50.00 Euro excl. VAT. You can choose between four different shapes and two colours (black or brown). Two of our chin rests come with a various height (high or low).

VIENNA is created with a universal design that works for most violin and viola players. Height of chin rest, minimum - maximum extension: 24mm – 34mm.
VIENNA LOW: Height of chin rest, minimum - maximum extension: 19mm – 29mm.
BERLIN has a broader lip which offers an extra hold, therefore often chosen by violists. Height of chin rest, minimum - maximum extension: 25mm – 35mm.
BERLIN LOW: Height of chin rest, minimum - maximum extension: 20mm – 30mm.
VENEZIA is lower in height and is recommended for players with shorter necks. Height of chin rest, minimum - maximum extension: 13mm–23mm.
LISBON works especially well for extreme left to middle playing positions and shorter necks. Gives an extra hold over the tailpiece. Height of chin rest, minimum - maximum extension: 15mm – 25mm.

All our chin rests come along with the highest grade of non allergic med-tech Titanium Rods (Grade 5 Titanium, which is used for implants).

 Is your preferred chin rest sold out or are you looking for a special chin rest solution? See our collection of unique chin rest, e.g. ultra-lightweight (below 22g) or chin rests with a special polish as well as our offer for customized chin rests here.

Remember, we offer a 15 days money back guarantee and ship all over the world!

Please note: chin rests made on demand are not refundable.