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Designed and developed by Canadian violin maker Peter Mach over 20 years ago, the famous "S-Shaped" Mach One has become a favorite with thousands of violists and violinists. Designed specifically for the player who has had suffered shoulder pain due to unsupportive rests. Beautiful and integrated design not only complements your instrument's wood and shape, but minimizes the size of the feet. Molded from a single piece of rubber, the feet will never damage your instrument. Although no shoulder rest will work well for everyone, the Mach One has gained legions of loyal users who say, "it supports so well that it feels like nothing at all!"
Based on 5 Reviews
Reviewed On: 04/19/2021
After using the same shoulder rest for 2 decades as a teacher and performer, I decided to try this one. It's so light, and the contour is perfect. Also, it never falls off my instrument. I'm recommending it to my students.
Yes | 7 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 12/08/2014
I found this shoulder rest to be uncomfortable and ineffective. It did not have a cushiony/foamy material against my chest/breastbone, so not only was it uncomfortable, but it constantly slipped off of my chest even when applying pressure from my chin & neck. Furthermore, the contour of the shoulder rest had much more of a slope on the inner side of the rest than most other rests I have used, so rather than being angled to help the violin stay up in the air and parallel with the ground, it seemed to be sloped so that it made the violin lean downward when the rest was flush with my chest. I have tried the Kun, Wolfe, and other shoulder rests, and I would definitely say I liked this one the least. I would not discourage you from trying it if you having trouble with shoulder rests and are looking for other options, but I personally did not like this shoulder rest.
Yes | 413 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 08/22/2014
Saw this rest in the catalog and thought I'd give it a try. The shape fits over my shoulder nicely and positions my violin straight out and into that sweet spot. The cushion is soft. Light weight, well made, highly recommended for not much investment. Only down side is now I'm tempted to try out The Hook!
Yes | 408 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 04/28/2013
I have always played with a Wolf shoulder rest, but after noticing some slippage of the instrument (down the front side of my body), I really wanted to try something new. I LOVE the shape of this shoulder rest and it fits to the shoulder quite well. I also really like the leather strap, which provides some traction. However, I purchases the plastic version and it is not very well constructed. After about an hour of practicing, I noticed that my shoulder was starting to hurt. The foam on the rest was not cut to the right size, so part of the plastic body (the sharp edge!) was rubbing through my shirt and giving me a raspberry on my shoulder! I loved the shape so much that I thought I'd try to affix a small piece of sheepskin chamois to the spot that wasn't covered by foam, which worked for a while, but recently, I've noticed that the foam continues to come unglued from the body of the rest and now I have the same problem. I am so disappointed in the poor craftsmanship. I would recommend against this model unless you only plan to play 15 minutes for the life of the shoulder rest. I am not sure, but I imagine that the more costly version (the wooden body rest) is more comfortable but I'm not sure I'm willing to risk it.
Yes | 471 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 09/12/2012
I have used the same shoulder rest for 20 years and decided to try the Mach One when I saw the "hook" shape. It is wonderful! It stays put no matter how much pressure I put on the instrument while playing. It is lighter than any other rest and makes holding the instrument less stressful. And best of all, it places the instrument right where I want it at all times! Anyone who has ever had to bend and shape their shoulder rest to get a good fit should give this one a try!
Yes | 417 people found this review helpful
Asked On: 02/24/2021
This is for a full-sized violin, so you're in luck!
Yes | 7 people found this question helpful
Asked On: 12/15/2019
Hello Catherine! If you were looking for the Mach One shoulder rest replacement legs with the rubber coated feet, I've linked it here for you. Let us know if you have any other questions!
Yes | 18 people found this question helpful
Asked On: 08/10/2019
Hello Elaina! Unfortunately, the only maple Mach One shoulder rest we carry is the hook model. I apologize for the inconvenience. Please let us know if you have any other questions!
Yes | 23 people found this question helpful
Asked On: 10/26/2017
The legs on this shoulder rest are not collapsible. Please let us know if you have any other questions.
Yes | 70 people found this question helpful