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miss allegro
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We've just purchased a starter violin online for our children (1/2 size) & the wooden chin rest was broken on arrival...Mom & Dad do not play violin & have no idea what to do...how can this be fixed?, and how much can we anticipate paying if we take the violin to a shop to have the chin rest replaced? also...What kind of chin rest should/can I get to replace it? Thanks so much!!! :)

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you sure its broke and didnt just come off in shipping ? also sometimes the little metal arms come out if it wasnt tightened properly.  Can you post a pic ?

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September 13, 2012 - 10:08 am
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Yes,

the chin rest is almost perfectly in two pieces...

the wood looks like it was decent, real wood...just thin and a little curved....so the case is not a hard case (and this soft case was packaged only in a cardboard box marked "Fragile") and it wouldn't have taken much pressure to break it....

any ideas what to do?? we know nothing about violins....

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Contact the seller, they will probably ship you a new chin rest.  If they are reputable.

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Yep, what fiddlestix said..and if the wont replace it you shouldnt have to spend over $20  (more likely around $15) to buy a new one and if you buy it at a violin shop Im sure they'd put it on free of charge as it takes all of 1 minute

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Here is a picture...

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I can't see to figure our how to upload the pic...sorry

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are there different sorts of chin rests? what is recommended? will they have something just like what was on the violin?

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lots of different styles of chin rests to choose from... its a matter of what feels right for the individual .  Ive got 4 or 5 in my drawer from trying different styles.

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Definitely as was suggested above, the seller should ship a new rest without question.

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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Thanks to everyone so very much!!

I know nothing about violins!!

I am so glad we discovering this truly amazing resource!!

Thank you!

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Keep us posted, miss A.  as I stated above, the seller should replace it free of charge. I am assuming you purchased it online, I had a problem with one of the fine tuner's when I bought a violin online about 7 or 8 years ago so I emailed the seller and one was sent within a few day's.

Before you go somewhere and buy another, try the one they send to see if it work's or not.

Good luck.     crossedfingers

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