What happened to the Comford fractional rest?

November 23, 2022, 4:18 PM · A few years ago I bought at least 10 of these things: they were a fractional "comford" shoulder rest. By far, they were the best shoulder rest I found for children, since they placed the SR close to the collarbone, and were secured by elastic bands. I was looking to order more recently, and realized I can't find them anywhere. Does anyone know what happened to them?

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December 3, 2022, 8:18 AM · I thought the "Comford" was similar to the Menuhin. If you're looking for one similar to the original Voigt, that's held in place by rubber bands, perhaps this will help (they actually carry copies of both) - https://dov-music.com/collections/violin-shoulder-rests

I ordered the Voigt copy myself, it's called the Orient SR-44, and while nice, I still prefer the simple "foam" type pads.

December 5, 2022, 12:02 PM · Thanks for that, Fred. Something along the lines of the Orient SR-44 will have to suffice.


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