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.

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What our customers say

"The original design of the muted Shield® by Menhuin is for me by far the best. The mute is elegant, discreet, easy and convenient to put on and take off, the gesture is done with a single finger - thumb to put it, index to remove it, nothing faster and simple. But since they decided not to market the Shield® anymore, I held to the only one that remained to me as the apple of my eyes, for fear of losing it. And today, for all fans of the Shield®, we can say that we are saved! There is finally this alternative that is Alpine Mute Professional (the model "Artist" does not have the small metal plate in the center). The "Professional" is very well made, in all respects identical to the original except for the logo of the brand, an A instead of Shield®. And the sound quality attenuated is the appointment. I do not know how long Alpine Mute Co has been selling and selling their products, or how long they will stay on the market, in the meantime, I am very happy to have found the Rolls Royce of Mutes!
I will recommend it to my colleagues and recommend others in reserve!"
(Translated from review)


"The Black 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 White 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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