This ArcRest Viola Shoulder Rest was created for larger violas 16 inches & up. The base is 5 inches long (the violin/viola model is 4 inches long). The sets featured here each contain 2 interchangeable pads.
Approximate heights of pads:
The design of the ArcRest was inspired by great players of the 20th century who balanced the violin on three points: the collarbone, the jaw, and the hand. Unlike other shoulder rests, the ArcRest does not disturb the natural relationship between the instrument and the player. The violin is not elevated, but sits in its natural position on the collarbone, supported by the ArcRest.