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1. WO2006096867 - INSTRUMENT SUPPORT

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CLAIMS
What is claimed is:
1. An instrument support comprising:
a collar-bone rest configured to be mounted to a back side of an instrument, said collar-bone rest including a first outer surface configured to contact at least a collar-bone region of a player of the instrument; and
a chest rest configured to be mounted to said back side of the instrument adjacent to said collar-bone rest, said chest rest including a second outer surface configured to contact at least a chest region of the player.

2. The instrument support of claim 1 further comprising a mounting system configured to mount said collar-bone rest and said chest rest to said back side of said instrument.

3. The instrument support of claim 2 wherein said mounting system includes adjustable attachment members configured to adjust said collar-bone rest and said chest rest relative to said instrument.

4. The instrument support of claim 3 wherein said adjustable attachment members include at least one chest rest attachment member, wherein said chest rest attachment member is configured to adjust a distance of said chest rest relative to said mounting system, and wherein said chest rest attachment member is configured to adjust an angular orientation of said chest rest relative to said mounting system.

5. The instrument support of claim 3 wherein said adjustable attachment members include at least one collar-bone rest attachment member, wherein said at least one collarbone rest attachment member is configured to adjust a distance of said collar-bone rest relative to said mounting system, and wherein said at least one collar-bone rest attachment member is configured to adjust an angular orientation of said collarbone rest relative to said mounting system.

6. The instrument support of claim 3 wherein said adjustable attachment members include at least first and second collar-bone rest attachment members.

7. The instrument support of claim 3 wherein at least one of said adjustable attachment members includes a double ball strut.

8. The instrument support of claim 2 wherein said mounting system includes at least three mounting members configured to secure said instrument in at least three locations.

9. The instrument support of claim 1 wherein said collar-bone rest is configured to contact a top and front of the collar-bone region of the player.

10. The instrument support of claim 1 wherein said collar-bone rest is configured to . extend from the collarbone of the player to a shoulder region of the player.

11. The instrument support of claim 1 wherein said collar-bone rest includes a rest support member and a cushioning material supported on at least a portion of said rest support.

12. The instrument support of claim 1 wherein said chest rest includes a rest support member and a cushioning material supported on at least a portion of said rest support.

13. An instrument support comprising:
a mounting system configured to be mounted to a back side of an instrument;
a collar-bone rest coupled to said mounting system, said collar-bone rest including a first outer surface extending generally in a first plane and configured to contact a collarbone region of a player; and
a chest rest coupled to said mounting system, said chest rest including a second outer surface extending generally in a second plane different from said first plane and configured to contact a chest region of the player.

14. The instrument support of claim 5 wherein said mounting system is configured to mount said collar-bone rest proximate an end of said instrument in a region opposite a chin rest mounted on a front side of said instrument.

15. The instrument support of claim 5 wherein said mounting system includes adjustable attachment members coupled to said collar-bone rest and said, chest rest, wherein said adjustable attachment members are configured to adjust said collar-bone rest and said chest rest relative to said instrument.

16. The instrument support of claim 5 wherein said mounting system includes at least three mounting members configured to secure said instrument in at least three locations.

17. A method of supporting a musical instrument, comprising:
positioning a collar-bone rest against a collar-bone region of a player of the musical instrument opposite a chin of the player; and
positioning a chest rest against a chest region of the player of the musical instrument, wherein said collar-bone rest and said chest rest are located on one side of the musical instrument and are generally oriented in different planes.

18. The method of claim 17 further comprising mounting said collar-bone rest and said chest rest to the musical instrument. . .

19. The method of claim 18 further comprising adjusting an orientation of at least one of said collar-bone rest and said chest rest relative to the musical instrument.

20. The method of claim 17 further comprising mounting said collar-bone rest and said chest rest to the musical instrument using a mounting system that secures the musical instrument in at least three locations.