What are they saying about our
Fred J. Ochs, email@example.com
Received my shoulder rest and chin rest today (Oct. 20). I am
delighted with your products and service.
Fred J. Ochs,
Georgia S. Forsythe, firstname.lastname@example.org
My chin and shoulder rests arrived yesterday the 8th, and I've been playing all my spare
time since their arrival. The workmanship is just beautiful, and they're very comfortable
to use !! Know I shall enjoy them for years to come!
I'm so impressed with the chin rest, would like to order another one, for a second viola.
This time I'd like the chin rest in boxwood, and 32mm in height. This too will be on Visa.
Will again try the Internet order form, and hope I do it right.
Once again thank you for your help and for your innovative designs.
Georgia S. Forsythe
Daniel Medina, Icepick4@Juno.com
One aspect of the shoulder rests that I find wonderful is
that they are made out of wood. The plastic shoulder rests have a tendency to bend,
especially the viola rests, as they are longer. Your VLM shoulder rest does not bend,
which offers the support that lacked in the other brands. And since your shoulder rests do
not bend, they do not fall off or move around on the instrument like the others.
Your chinrest is the most comfortable chinrest that I've tried. The surface is smoother
with no big bumps or sharp angles. The cup is also a little longer which gives more
surface to grip when necessary. In all aspects of this chinrest, I am pleasantly
surprised. Thank you for developping wonderful products.
Daniel Medina (Luthier/violist)
Kerry DuWors, email@example.com
Thank you for the update on the SAS and now Viva-SAS products
and internet sites. I have just visited your new site and I am very impressed with the new
changes and products. The new site is very easy to understand and follow and it has good
information about products and health of players (which is very important!)
I have been using the SAS chin rest you sent me in June for the past 2 months and
it has been working out extremely well for me. I just finished touring Europe with the
National Youth Orchestra of Canada (playing 12 concerts, half of them as the
concertmaster) and I never experienced neck pain or back pain as I previously did with a
"regular" chin rest. I also passed on the information about the SAS rest to
friends, colleagues and violin teachers from around the world who were very interested in
your product. I hope some profit will go to you and your company.
Once again, if there is anything I can do to help please let me know. I appreciate
Sheridan Lam, firstname.lastname@example.org
I received the chinrest four days ago. My daughter has been
using it, and it has been great. I like the slim design, and the adjustments are
relatively easy to make. I wonder whether future design of the SAS chinrest can also make
Vanessa Sluming, email@example.com
I bought a 35mm chinrest from you a few weeks ago and I think
that this is the best thing that I have ever done for my son's violin playing. He took to
it immediately, and has improved his technique and posture - he is so proud of it. His
violin teacher (who has been a first violinist with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Orchestra for 27 years) has tried out the 28mm rest that you also kindly sent me - he was
extremely impressed by the ingenious design, quality and comfort of it. In fact, he first
fitted it to his violin just 20 minutes before a concert and used it fot the whole
concert. He intends to pass it around his colleagues when the Orchestra resumes after
With best wishes,
Rebenstorf Walter, WRebenstorf@njaost.ml.com
You have done a fine, artistic job in designing the new Web
Site. The only thing I could possibly add is a "testimonial" section, where
satisfied users could enter their positive comments about your products, plus their E-Mail
addresses (optional) if someone wished to contact them for further information about their
experiences with your products.
Also, for my additional "2 cents": I was watching Itzhak Perlman (that
wonderful human) playing his Strad. He folds a handkerchief over his chinrest and around
the body of his violin - possibly because he sweats a lot and he doesn't want the acid to
eat away his priceless violin. Also, he does not use a shoulder rest, and possibly the
handkerchief is to soften somewhat the edges of his fiddle against his (short) neck. How
about some type of disposable material (chamois?) that could both absorb better and
"cushion" better? I realize that the material in your chinrest is
"non-allergenic", but it is not only Mr. Perlman who perspires a lot when
playing. Perspiration can play havoc with the varnish. Even an oblong band of material
which would just wrap around the button-end of the violin, and not extend over the table
and belly of the violin might be sufficient. It could have some sort of built-in curve to
it so it would stay in place.
So there you are!