If you know a violin or viola player who has never battled a chin-rest problem, they must have double-chins. Balancing the violin against your body a universal problem and it gets no easier with experience.
So this guy in Denver, Jordan Hayes, has invented an adjustable chin-rest that he describes as ‘totally customized’ to personal needs and ‘insanely comfortable.’ It’s called the Kréddle and, to manufacture it on a larger scale, he’s trying to raise money on kickstarter.
So why my reservation? Because if the device is as good as Jordan says it is, it ought to attract commercial investment and take off like a comet. And if it isn’t, why bother? But see for yourselves. Here’s Jordan’s pitch.