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Mine came with the Guarnieri style that seems to be on most new violins. My teacher almost immediately changed it to a side mounted Wittner. The fixed one, not the adjustable style. It works much better. The Stuber looks similar to me. I think I'm going to try one of those too.
I tried the Stuber. That is my pick now. I like how my chin has a more positive purchase. Between it and my Bon Musica shoulder rest my violin is not going anywhere I don't want it to.
Hmm, I'd be interested in a chinrest recommendation for my viola. I currently use the Kaufmann chinrest that came with it; it's supposedly one of the lower chinrests on the market but I find that it still digs into my jawbone a little more than I'd like. (I'm also already using a low-mounted shoulder rest -- it's a Mach One, but with shorter legs borrowed from a Muco shoulder rest.)
This is on Jane. I shaved the rest down to its lowest possible point, but it was at an angle so I put a folded leather piece under to raise it up. There is not much room between the rest and the tailpiece vertically. There is a slight lip rearward and a leather patch on the rest that my jaw finds comfortable. Jane also has a leather wrap on her rib.
zpilot: I believe that when you put your chin on the left side of the violin, the G string is easier to play. Many beginners have small hands and this makes a difference to them. At one time I played with my chin on the right side of the violin and I liked it, but I was having trouble with the G string so I moved to a center rest.
Since I play a right handed fiddle left handed I. Used a couple of different normal right handed chin rests on on the other side, then a whitner center chin rest, finally found a left handed Guarneri chin rest for sale that I tried and with the addition of the thin chin rest pad I like it very well.
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