The search for the perfect mute is over

We are delighted to offer a Menuhin Type Violin/Viola Shield Mute for the first time in over 20 years. Professionals, amateurs and students alike have been looking for replacements for the much loved original for some time. Now after working in conjunction with our manufacturers and after a year of extensive testing of sound and materials we have two mutes for different budgets- The Professional and The Artist.

A warm and rattle-free sound

The Alpine Mute Co Menuhin Style Shield Violin and Viola mutes are designed to create the warmest sound possible. The mutes do not rattle in general playing use and move on and off the bridge without undue noise. They have been extensively tested to ensure the best quality and sound.

  • Perfect fit for both Violin and Viola
  • Professional Mute with brass insert for the warmest professional sound
  • Artist Mute same great design at a lower price
  • Generous discounts available for wholesale orders- please get in contact for a personalised quote

The White Professional

The Alpine Mute Co are delighted to announce the arrival of the White Professional Mute for violin and viola. After many requests from trade/public and having carried out extensive research we have carefully recreated the original.

Producing a slightly brighter sound than the Black Professional Mute, the White Professional Mute is ideal for those players looking for a more direct yet warm sound, without changing the colour of the instrument.

At the same time we have produced new slimline packaging to be offered alongside the original ring box design.

The Professional





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What our customers say

"The Professional model from The Alpine Mute Co is my mute of choice because of the warm, glowing muted sounds it produces on my Stradivarius violin. Practically it moves silently on and off the bridge and doesn't rattle which is an essential part of performance!"


"I love my Professional model, it really mutes my Grancino viola but doesn't change the sound character. A great mute!"


"I use the Artist model on my viola in the university symphony orchestra. It doesn't rattle, so I don't have to take it off and risk losing it after every rehearsal. I think it sounds great too!"

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