Chinrest designs by Alexander Accessories
The weights listed below are the weights of a particular design with our standard plated fittings. The heights given are from the base of the chinriest, without cork, to the highest point on the top surface, which is usually adjacent or above the TP. For further details, look under materials.

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Aeroplane for the violin

The Aeroplane is a classic design which has been popular for many years.

Height: 25.5mm

Dimensions: 116 x 63mm

Weight: 59g

 

Aeroplane for the viola

The top surface is very similar to the violin version, but it has a unique recessed back face.

Height: 27mm

Dimensions: 121 x 65mm

Weight: 59g

Alexander for the violin

The Alexander design was conceived as a High Teka type bowl, which fits centrally over the tailpiece and therefore clamps onto the block. Many viola players use a standard Alexander design on their violas.

Height violin: 29.0mm

Dimensions: 111 x 59mm

Weight: 68g

 

Berber for the violin & viola

Popular in the 1980's, particularly in Europe, there was a regular demand for this unusually shaped but rather beautiful chinrest, which fits over the tailpiece. It has recently regained popularity. Available for both the violin and viola.
Height: 27.5mm

Dimensions: 120 x 61mm

Weight: 77g

 

Bergonzi for the violin

The Bergonzi design appeals to players who prefer a low chinrest with very little curvature. It is available in a violin or viola version.

Height: 16mm

Dimensions: 110 x 66mm

Weight: 77g

 

Bergonzi for the viola

The viola version is slightly smaller and has a marginally deeper bowl.

Height: 16mm

Dimensions: 98 x 62mm

Weight: 52g

Big Strad 1 for the violin

This is an over the tailpiece chinrest which is a classical design. It has quite a deep, curvaceous bowl and is available in a violin or viola version.

Height: 26mm

Dimensions: 121 x 61mm

Weight: 54g

 

Big Strad 2 for the violin

Like the Big Strad 1 this is also over the tailpiece, but the design is gentler. It is available in a violin or viola version.

Height: 25.5mm

Dimensions: 129 x 61mm

Weight: 64g

 

Cappa for the violin

This side mounted chinrest is popular with players who like quite a high chinrest, which allows them to get a good grip.

Height: 27mm

Dimensions: 116 x 63mm

Weight: 66g

 

Cappa for the viola

 

Height: 27mm

Dimensions: 116 x 63mm

Weight: 66g

Duke for the violin

Classical design but unique amongst our chinrest styles, with the curve fitting adjacent to the tailpiece.

Height: 23mm

Dimensions: 107 x 70mm

Weight: 68g

 

Guarnerius Standard for the violin

This is a classical design based on all the best features of Guarnerius that we have previously seen. It is a low chinrest that still allows some grip. This basic design has been very popular ever since we started producing chinrests.

Height: 21mm

Dimensions: 140 x 68mm

Weight: 67g

 

Guarnerius Standard for the viola

 

Height: 21mm

Dimensions: 150 x 71mm

Weight: 77g

Guarnerius Gilkes for the violin or viola

The bowl is much shallower and gentler than our Standard Guarnerius, the radii are unusual and produce an aesthetically beautiful design. It is available in a violin or viola version..

Height: 19mm

Dimensions: 140 x 60mm

Weight: 70g

 

Guarnerius Kinked for the violin or viola

This is based on the Standard Guarnerius design but the outside gripping edge of the bowl is fore-shortened and brought down to the bowl level. It is available in a violin or viola version..

Height: 21mm

Dimensions: 140 x 68mm

Weight: 67g

 

Smooth Kinked Guarnerius  

The smooth kinked version of the standard Guarnerius is again a variant that we have demand for. The kink is still present, but very much smoothed out and more gentle.

Height: 21mm

Dimensions: 140 x 68mm

Weight: 67g

High Teka Continental for the violin

Another classical design, side mounted and unbelievably popular.

Height: 26mm

Dimensions: 107 x 61mm

Weight: 55g

 

High Teka Continental for the viola

 

Height: 26mm

Dimensions: 107 x 62mm

Weight: 63g

High Teka Old English for the violin

This is virtually the same design as the Continental but the g-string side of the bowl is followed through to the edge of the chinrest; whereas the Continental is carved away.

Height: 26mm

Dimensions: 106 x 61mm

Weight: 54g

 

High Teka Giraffe Continental for the violin

The top is exactly the same design as the standard High Teka. For those players who like a little extra height, there is an additional 3 mm left on the base. It is available in Continental or Old English formats.

 

Height: 29mm

Dimensions: 107 x 61mm

Weight: 59g

 
 

High Teka Giraffe Old English for the violin

 

Height: 29mm

Dimensions: 106 x 61mm

Weight: 59g

 

Low Teka for the violin

The Low Teka design is gentler and lower than a High Teka. It has been popular for many years.

 

Height: 21.5mm

Dimensions: 111 x 60mm

Weight: 55g

 

Low Teka for the viola

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Height: 21.5mm

Dimensions: 115 x 63mm

Weight: 63g

Huberman for the violin

A side mounted low, thin, triangular design, used by Bronislaw Huberman. It is available in a violin or viola version.

 

Height: 16mm

Dimensions: 96 x 72mm

Weight: 59g

 

Huberman for the viola

 

Height: 16mm

Dimensions: 98 x 72mm

Weight: 54g

John Dunne Standard for the violin

This was named after John Dunne, a violin teacher in London in the 1920s. It is an unusual design – side mounted with a “beak” over the tailpiece. Although it appears a most beautiful delicate design, the use of properly seasoned, genuine boxwood and the careful design make it an extremely practical chinrest.

Height: 21mm

Dimensions: 116 x 62mm

Weight: 56g

 

John Dunne Standard for the viola

 

Height: 22mm

Dimensions: 119 x 61mm

Weight: 59g

John Dunne High for the violin

The high version has an extra 3mm on the base area. This is also available in a viola version.

 

Height: 24mm

Dimensions: 116 x 62mm

Weight: 64g

 

Mirage for the violin

This design is suitable for players that want a very low, flat chinrest. It is lower than the Bergonzi and has less curvature in the bowl than the Bergonzi. It is available in a violin or viola version.

 

Height: 12mm

Dimensions: 104x 68mm

Weight: 54g

 

Mushroom for the violin

The Mushroom is a very popular over the tailpiece design but the bowl has a lower, gentler curvature than the Alexander. It is available in a violin or viola version but since it is a compact little chinrest, a lot of viola players use the violin version.

Height: 25.5mm

Dimensions: 99x 53mm

Weight: 57g

 

Mushroom for the viola

 

 

Height: 25.5mm

Dimensions: 109x 60mm

Weight: 65g

Patrician for the violin

A small delicate side-mounted chinrest. We have no idea who originated the design, but it certainly has it's devotees.

 

Height: 19mm

Dimensions: 109x 54mm

Weight: 52g

 

Polka for the violin

This is our version of the chinrest design used by Tibor Varga. It is similar, but slightly higher than a Guarnerius. It is available in a violin or viola version.

 

Height: 23.5mm

Dimensions: 140x 65mm

Weight: 67g

 

Polka for the viola

 

Height: 23.5mm

Dimensions: 140x 65mm

Weight: 66g

Raquel Continental for the violin

The Raquel design was conceived because there was a demand for an elongated High Teka. Originally it was made in the Old English format only. The Continental and Old English styles are very similar but the two formats are aesthetically very different and the subtle differences which are quite distinctive to players are highlighted by the photographs.

Height: 29mm

Dimensions: 124x 64mm

Weight: 67g

 

Raquel Continental (Low) for the violin

There was a demand for a slightly lower version of the Raquel so we made it 3 mm lower and called it the Low Raquel. It is available in all the formats of the Raquel.

 

Height: 26mm

Dimensions: 124x 64mm

Weight: 67g

 

Raquel Old English the violin

 

 

Height: 29mm

Dimensions: 123x 64mm

Weight: 72g

 

Raquel Old English (Low) for the violin

 

 

Height: 26mm

Dimensions: 123x 64mm

Weight: 67g

 

Ruggeri for the violin

The Ruggeri has been popular for many years with it's deep, curvaceous bowl.

 

Height: 24mm

Dimensions: 126x 62mm

Weight: 62g

 

Ruggeri for the viola

 

Height: 25.5mm

Dimensions: 147x 70mm

Weight: 75g

Spohr for the violin

In 1831 Louis Spohr is said to have made the first chinrest - he attached it to the bottom button of his violin. We have made a modern interpretation, based on the drawings he did in his violin playing manual, and have attached our modern fittings. It has caused a lot of interest and has been ordered by a number of Baroque players.

Height: 25mm

Dimensions: 86x 55mm

Weight: 55g

 

Stuber 1 for the violin

This, again, is a design that has been popular for many years. It is terribly low on the g-string side and moves sharply higher along a very steep wall to give a good grip. 

 

Height: 26.5mm

Dimensions: 115x 66mm

Weight: 62g

 

The Turner

The Turner is an old Hill model which has recently come back in demand

Height: 17 mm

Dimensions: 93 x 59mm

Weight: 55g

 

Chin Rest Key

We were inspired to make a chinrest key with an HSS pin, the same length as the diameter of our barrels, in order to prevent damage being caused to the ribs of the instrument during fitting or removal of the chinrest. It can be supplied in either stained boxwood, ebony or blackwood.

 

 

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