Products October 2023: Kun Seven shoulder rest

Kun Seven 2

A shoulder rest made for maximum customisation

The new Kun Seven violin shoulder rest, from Canadian manufacturer Kun, marks a departure for the company, says Juliana Farha, managing director of Kun Europe. ‘We didn’t want to be bound by assumptions of how it needed to work, like a usual bridge-style shoulder rest. It was an interesting, creative product development challenge.’ The Kun Seven’s key innovation is in decoupling the bridge and pad. ‘With a traditional shoulder rest there’s always a compromise between the most secure and the most comfortable positions,’ she says. ‘With the Kun Seven we wanted to make it customisable enough for the user not to have to surrender to that compromise. Maximum customisation encompasses a whole range of things: manipulating the pad, changing the height, moving the pad and more. Each has its own challenges.’…

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