To have safe hold at the chin, you need a good chinrest. Some chinrests
are made of synthetics, but many of precious wood. The Dresden synthetic
chinrest and the Teka synthetic chinrest are especially inexpensive.
The Berber chinrest is offered in ebony, rosewood or boxwood. Except of a
patent foot, the Wolf Maestro chinrest has also a plate made of
skin-friendly royal nappa leather. For elevated demands the Guarneri for
viola offers gold-plated Hill screws.
Hypoallergenic chinrests for viola
For violists with allergic problems, the Wittner antiallergenic chinrest
Viola made of high tech synthetic material is especially well suitable.
Finally you can play viola without any skin irritations.
Chinrest pad for viola
If the regular chinrest, made of wood or synthetic, is too hard, there
is the possibility to pull the chinrest pad over the chinrest. The Strad
Pad chinrest made of pure latex is very skin-friendly und washable. It
is just pulled over the chinrest. The chinrest pad is antiallergenic and
soothes the skin. It is offered in black and beige.