On violin she quite successfully uses the Bonmusica shoulder rest. I was going to just order her one of those for viola, but the viola ones are sized by the half inch, and I am uncertain if any of them will fit. Her viola is oddly shaped -- it is short in length (15.5) but with very large bouts.
My guess is ultimately she will end up with something like the Luna, but it isn't out for viola yet.
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For the Bonmusica Sharmusic has the lower bout width each of the sizes will accommodate under features/specs. Measure your daughter’s viola and see which one hers falls under in terms of lower bout width and order that one. If she likes the violin version she very well might like the viola version.
I did the measurements previously for the Bonmusica, and hers falls between two sizes. Assuming I would order the larger one, that is supposed to be for a 16.5 viola, so I am just concerned it wouldn't work. I'm going to take her and her viola into the local shop, but my guess is they aren't going to have every size in stock.
I'll look into the Kun Super as well.
If possible, have your daughter try as many shoulder rests as she can. I'm fortunate enough to be close to a large store; they laid out half a dozen shoulder rests for me to try. I eventually settled on the good old Kun - a larger version of the one on my violin - but if your daughter has already tried the Kun and doesn't like it, there should be others she can try that might work better. Being able to quickly compare them really simplifies the process.
Anybody have any intel on when the Luna will be out for viola?
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