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The Linnd "Laxo" Violin Shoulder Rest was conceived, designed and developed in the Shetland Islands by Kenny Johnson, fiddler and designer of the world-famous Skyinbow electric violins, featured not only on-stage at shows such as Riverdance and Lord of the Dance, but also in many a pop and rock video.


The development of the unique Linnd violin shoulder rest combined highly-skilled hand-craftsmanship with the latest Computer Aided Design techniques to produce what is probably the greatest-ever advance in the history of the violin shoulder rest.  This advance in design is so revolutionary that the Linnd shoulder rest has already gained a UK patent and is now awaiting the grant of pending patents world-wide, having already gained design registration in major international markets.

In overcoming the design flaws that plague all other available conventional violin shoulder rests, Kenny Johnson has developed a shoulder rest that allows a user’s violin to resonate with complete freedom from restriction, dramatically improving both tone and volume in comparison to other shoulder rests. The Linnd shoulder rest’s patent-pending additional transverse bar eliminates splay and its small, elegant feet hold the rest in position with the minimum of pressure. The use of high-technology materials means that the Linnd violin shoulder rest is extremely light in weight, further reducing any potential effect on the sound of any violin to which it is fitted.

The vast majority of conventional shoulder rests rely on a relatively high pressure across the back of a violin to resist their tendency to splay open and to fall off when the instrument is being played. This transverse pressure badly restricts the vibration of the back of the violin and changes its resonant frequency, thus diminishing both tone and volume. In addition, the large feet of a conventional rest bear both on the back and on the sides of the instrument, further restricting its ability to resonate freely.  Using a pad as a rest - or even no shoulder rest at all - can also result in a tone-suffocating pressure being placed on the back of the violin.

Made in Great Britain from high-technology materials and featuring a unique, padded form factor that is adjustable both in width and height to fit virtually any violin and/or violinist, the patent-protected Linnd shoulder rest offers the musician a combination of ergonomic and sonic advantages that cannot be surpassed, or even equalled, by any other violin shoulder rest.

The Benefits of Linnd

  Revolutionary, patent-protected, unique Linnd shoulder rest design
..overcomes flaws in conventional shoulder rests.

The extremely light weight of the Linnd shoulder rest has minimal effect
..on the sound of the violin

The structure of the Linnd shoulder rest is designed to create a totally
..stable supporting platform for the violin

The "no-splay" design of the Linnd shoulder rest means that very little
..pressure is required across the back of the violin to keep the Linnd rest in
..position.  This lack of constriction allows back of the instrument to resonate
..freely, dramatically increasing the tone and volume in comparison to other
..conventional shoulder rest designs..

The small feet of the Linnd shoulder rest are designed to have their point
..of contact outside the purfling line and therefore, when compared to other
..brands, do not dampen the back and sides of the violin.

For maximum ease of use and playing comfort, the Linnd shoulder rest
..is easily and quickly adjustable in both height and fitting width to fit virtually
..any 4/4 violin and player.  The Linnd rest has sufficient adjustment range to
..fit many 3/4 violins.

The ergonomic and sonic advantages of the Linnd shoulder rest cannot
..be surpassed, or even equalled, by any other violin shoulder rest.

Each and every part of a Linnd shoulder rest comes with a lifetime warranty to
. its original purchaser that covers both materials and workmanship.
. Registration is required to activate this warranty. Damage caused through
. accident or misuse or normal wear and tear is excluded.


This short animation shows you the way that the Linnd
Laxo fits together and how its inserts can be used to
adjust the overall height of the rest. The way that the
fine adjustment of the spacing of the feet is done by
using the unique Linnd insert is also demonstrated.

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