Comford Shoulder Cradle
I am currently using the "Comford Violin Shoulder Cradle, Gold Metal, Tall Height". I wanted to buy a couple of spares but could not find any in the market. I tried to contact its manufacurer, Comfort L.L.C. in Kansas, but there were no responses. Could anyone tell me whether that company still exists and makes such product? Thanks a million for your help.
I've been using one and haven't had problems ordering but I don't get stuff directly from them. Have you tried a big online retailer like Shar?
Now even the Plastic/Tall version is "out of stock" on Sharmusic. ... sigh.
I think I have two of them I would like to sell. I need to check...one new and one slightly used. The gold.
I had the plastic comford which I liked. It needed replacement, so I got the metal one, which dampened my instrument due to the weight. I now use the korfkler rest which has as much support as the comford, but it’s feather light. The price isn’t.
mine is the medium
I bought both of mine on ebay new. Have you checked there? I've used every shoulder rest out there inclusing the pricy Korfker and the Comford is my absolute go to. I used to use the tall until i got a slightly higher chinrest and went to the regular height. I would have given you my tall but I sold it long ago on Ebay!
This site has both the plastic and metal ones in stock!
Aw shoot! I'm sorry. I am sure you will be able to find one soon. Like I mentioned earlier, maybe you can find a taller chinrest and purchase the regular comford cradle which is what I did.
Shar has a history of picking up violin related products from the original designers/manufacturers and carrying on with production/distribution under their M&M Distributing wholesale division. I would not be surprised if they were in process of doing that with the Comford rest. But It's just speculation on my part. Call them and speak to someone. My experience with Shar is that not everyone is "in the loop" with regard to what's in the pipeline. So ask to speak with someone who knows definitively what's going on with those rests.
I ordered a Korfker shoulder rest from SHAR while the item was marked "OUT OF STOCK" on line. SHAR shipped it to me a little over a week later, so ordering an out of stock item does NOT mean they won't get more stock and fill your order!! TRY IT?
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