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Overall the product is good . My main disappointment is the fact that the adjustment on the shoulder side does not allow a much lower setting , ideally I would like this to be a zero adjustment so that the violin could rest virtually on the shoulder and not be raised up at this point at all - with any height adjustment as an added option of course .. (I have a short - average neck). This would require you to redesign the way the support on the shoulder side operates - how about a locking ball and socket arrangement - this would be a much much more flexible and variable arrangement .
Shoulder rest is easy to assemble and seamless to slide on and off the violin - my daughter (age 11) loves it! Previously she has refused to put shoulder rest on as model was clunky and uncomfortable, but this is a game changer - highly recommended!
I have to say I really didn't like this product. There was nothing inherently wrong with the product itself. It just isn't the right shape for my shoulder. I tried to save a few pounds by buying this a shoulder rest online only to have to buy a slightly more expensive one from a local shop anyway.
I would recommend trying out a few different shoulder rests at your local music shop before deciding which one to buy.
I am so glad I finally replaced my old shoulder rest with this one. It was recommended to me by a friend, who let me try her rest, and I knew I could never go back. It may seem expensive, but having a stable shoulder rest is essential to getting proper posture. My old, wobbly rest had me gripping the neck of my violin in fear that it would give way, but now I am free to relax and focus on the music.
Easy to put on and off, makes a huge difference to not using a rest but sometimes seems to come undone in places. I've only had it a week or so though, so might need to get better at fitting it properly
I've only ever owned one shoulder rest but was sdvised to buy an official KUN by my violin teacher. The violin rests comfortably on my shoulder with less neck-craning than before. Perhaps a bit expensive, but hopefully I'll only need the one.