KorfkerRest for people with short necks

December 29, 2021, 7:32 PM · I've been looking at the existing threads about the KorfkerRest and have seen that most people who use it like it quite a lot and feel that it was worth the hefty price tag. However, I haven't seen much about the experience people with short necks have with it. I saw that there is now a short leg for the korfkerRest, but there isn't much about how well it works in the threads I've looked at.

I'd be lying if I said I wasn't curious about this shoulder rest especially due to how much is costs and if it's a viable option for people with short necks and how adjustable it is.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Edited: December 29, 2021, 8:58 PM · Hi, their extra low leg and joint, min height is 36mm, max height is 42mm. They are 1cm shorter than standard leg. And the wood is bendable, so you can reach further 1-2mm by bending it further.

You can also gain lesser height by changing position of shoulderrest further over the shoulder.

Now... the above are the answers I got asking Pirastro.

I haven't actually bought the short leg. I use a standard with minimum height. The shoulder side, it measures from bottom of rest to bottom of violin around 4.3cm (excluding the thickness of violin edge, sorry for my English).

If everything goes perfectly, using a short leg, you'll still have 3.3cm for shoulder side. You'll need to measure first if it's low enough for you.

December 29, 2021, 11:00 PM · I use the short legs on both sides with a low chin rest. On my other two fiddles I use the VLM Diamond. I like to have the fiddle close to me and on my collarbone.
December 29, 2021, 11:14 PM · The shorter legs make a big difference. I bought the short legs but I’m pretty tall and kept the originals on mine. I really like the Korfkerrest. If you end up getting one I would sell the pair of short legs for much less than I paid for them. Send me a message if interested.
December 30, 2021, 1:06 AM · I have the short legs. Work great for me with my short neck.


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