Michael Kun Violin

Posted on | January 30, 2013 | 2 Comments|

The violin shown below was made by Michael Kun in 1984 and is available now in our workshop.  Michael is the son of the late Joseph Kun, a violin and bow maker who worked in Ottawa Canada from 1968 to 1996.  Joseph Kun also developed the ‘Kun’ shoulder rest which is still used by violinists around the world



The workmanship of this violin, done with a personal style, especially in the scroll and f’holes,  is very similar to a typical Joseph Kun violin and reflects Michael’s training with his father.











As a comparison, pictured above is a Joseph Kun from 1982 and on the right is the Michael Kun from 1984.  No doubt the same template was used for both f’holes.

Though the varnish on this Michael Kun violin has a warmer colour, softer texture and is more appealing than his father’s varnish.

Interested clients may call 613 569 4803 to arrange an appointment to try this violin.


2 Responses to “Michael Kun Violin”

  1. Dennis
    May 6th, 2014 @ 7:18 am

    Do you have sound files for the michael kun violin?
    Do you ship to vancouver with a return guaranter?
    How much are you asking for the violin?


  2. admin
    May 6th, 2014 @ 7:48 am

    Hello Dennis,

    We don’t have sound files on most of our violins. (However a few of my own violins have been well recorded for concerts and CDs.)

    We could ship the violin to you to try for 2 to 3 weeks. This gives plenty of time to decide if it suits you or if you’d rather to return it. There’s no obligation to buy.

    The price on the Michael Kun violin is $7400.

    Thank you for the message!

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    Guy Harrison Violin Maker
    792 Gladstone Avenue
    Ottawa, Ontario
    K1R 6X9
    Tel: 613 569 4803

    1997 Silver medal for viola in the Mittenwald International Violin Making Competition, Germany.

    2010 Bronze medal for violin in the Mittenwald International Violin Making Competition, Germany.

    2014 Workmanship award for violin in the Mittenwald International Violin Making Competition, Germany.

    2016 Silver Workmanship medal for cello in the VSA Violin Making Competition, USA.

    Member of the American Federation of Violin & Bow Makers and Violin Society of America.

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