Spaulder Shoulder Rest Anyone Familiar?

March 22, 2023, 8:43 AM · Anyone use the Spaulder Shoulder Rest handmade by Valeri Sleights? I like the idea that it sits so close under the chin and neck

I once saw on eBay something similar made of courdory from the 1930’s and have been on the search since. $120 is a bit expensive for my budget so I thought I’d ask about your experiences or opinions

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March 23, 2023, 5:23 PM · No experience with it at all, but looking at the video, it seems like an effective damper for the back of the violin.

I'd also say it's not really a shoulder rest, more of a cushion for the collarbone.

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