String Instruments & Accessories

PIRASTRO KorfkerRest

August 01, 2017

PIRASTRO KorfkerRest


The new Pirastro Korfker shoulder rest is now freely available. It certainly looks very light and comfortable but it remains to be seen how players relate to it! A comfortable playing stance is so important and players often struggle to find the perfect shoulder rest/chin rest combination that gives the ultimate support. Pirastro have come up with a new design which takes on the ever-popular brands by Kun, Mach one, Wolf, and Bon Musica plus many others.

Here is what they say:

“Discover the maximum potential of your instrument while playing with absolute comfort

  • Explore the entire sound spectrum of your violin
  • Feel your instrument respond as it was meant to
  • Experience truly individualised comfort
  • Enjoy the calming reliability of perfect stability

… in the quest for the ultimate shoulder rest system. Every part of these unique and patented designs has been painstakingly tested for sound properties, stability and light weight, resulting in an unmatched freedom of sound, expanded projection, and revolutionary comfort and reliability during performance.”

  • The worlds lightest shoulder rest
  • First shoulder rest using bendable tone wood adjustable to the shape of the shoulder
  • Offers extensive and very precise personal modifications of position, height and tilt
  • Brings out a much wider dynamic range from the instrument
  • Allows a unknown diversity in articulation
  • Finer variations in string contact can be felt
  • Minimal use of rubber improves sound characteristics
  • Designed to complement the timeless beauty of the violin

Pirastro Korfker Violin Shoulder rest top

I’d be glad of any feedback from current users of this shoulder rest?


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