The StressLess Chinrest


Holding a violin for hours each day can be uncomfortable and ergonomically harmful. Common physical problems among string players include repetitive motion disorders, arthritis, neck or back pain, and scoliosis. A comfortable, stress-free hold is essential for proper technique and the production of free and open tone. The Universal Chinrest is intended for players who need a taller chinrest in order to comfortably hold an instrument. It provides quick and secure vertical height and tilt adjustment to accommodate a wide variety of players.

This chinrest is designed and manufactured by J.S. Lamancusa, with patent pending.

Available in 4/4 size only.


Technical Specifications:

  • Range of vertical adjustment: 0.4″ (10mm)
  • Range of angular (tilt) adjustment: 20 degrees
  • Weight: 55 grams
  • Body clamp maximum opening (fits violin): 1.75″ (45mm)
  • Viola version available on request
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About J.R. Judd Violins

J.R. Judd Violins
J.R. Judd Violins has been providing excellent instruments and service to the beginning string player and professional alike for over 35 years. With over 400 instruments and bows which range from student models to fine, older European and American offerings, we can match you with an instrument that fits your needs and budget. Whether sales, rentals, or restoration, we are happy to lend our combined 107 years’ experience to your particular needs.

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