Violin accessories by Alexander Accessories, UK


Alexander Accessories Violin chinrests and tailpieces and Viola chinrests and tailpieces are the choice of many of the world's leading players. We have been making our high quality accessories by hand for over 25 years in rural Leicestershire, England. Using only the highest quality seasoned, fine grained hardwoods that are available; all of our boxwood accessories are stained and finished using the traditional methods.

Leading brand of chinrests and tailpieces

We have the widest range of hand crafted chinrest designs available on the market, in many different styles and heights. This ensures that the player's personal choice and comfort can be realised.


We try to provide a very personal service to our customers which is based on our expertise, experience and a wish to supply them with a chinrest which they will bw very comfortable with and happy to use for many years to come.



Viola Chinrests

Our viola chinrests are available in standard sizes or can be made to specifically fit each individual customer's instrument.


Every viola chinrest is made specifically to fit each individual customer’s instrument. We therefore request a drawing to be sent to us,
showing the outline of the viola, where the chinrest fits, with the centre line of the bottom button clearly marked. We also need to know the overall depth  of the viola, so that the correct length of barrels can be fitted. There is no extra charge for this service.




Alexander Accessories supply hand crafted French and English (Hill) style tailpieces for the violin and viola – in lengths to suit your instrument These can be made in boxwood, ebony, rosewood or African blackwood and can be fitted with frets made in ebony, unstained boxwood or bone (used instead of ivory).



Stockists of AA chinrests and tailpieces

UK Stockist

J P Guivier & Co. Ltd.
99 Mortimer Street
London W1W 7SX
Tel: 0207 580 2560
Contact: Richard White


USA Stockist

Potter Violins
7711 Eastern Ave
Takoma Park
MD 20912 USA
Tel: +1 301-652-7070

Contact: Jim Kelly, Alan Petermann

Anneke Degen
Donnerst 18
22763 Hamburg
Tel: +49 (0) 40 3990 97 39
Contact: Anneke Degan


Alexandre Breton

Pestalozzistr. 82

10627 Berlin


Tel: +49 (0) 30644 94735



Room 2002, 20/F,IUKI Tower
5 O'Brien Road, Wanchai
Contact: Danny Chan
Tel +852 2137 9600


List of chinrest designs

       ( Please click on a model listed
        below and it will take you to photos

        within the chinrest list )




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