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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 4 Reviews
Reviewed On: 12/26/2018
I just started playing viola and got this shoulder rest. The shoulder rest seemed uncomfortable and took a while to get used to (maybe partly because I needed to get used to holding the viola itself), but after I got used to it, it's actually pretty comfortable. Like it a lot
Yes | 66 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 10/19/2018
I was skeptical about the lack of padding and this shoulder rest felt a little stiff compared to my Kun the first time I used it, but after a day or so I was completely hooked. The rubbery surface is very stable while playing and the shape/angle is so comfortable for me that I don't even miss the padding! As a violist with a long neck it's been hard to find a shoulder rest that keeps everything at a comfortable height and angle for me but this one seems to do the trick. I've had no issues with the feet slipping and sliding off while playing and my viola feels more resonant with this shoulder rest compared to others I've used.
Yes | 30 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 07/18/2017
I really like the design of this new Mach One. The hook at the shoulder and the nubby strip keep my viola from sliding and there is a slight bit of "give" as well.
Yes | 64 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 03/16/2017
I have been searching for the perfect shoulder rest for years and I've tried everything. I've taken recommendations from everyone, but every musician's set-up is different! Nothing has been comfortable because I need a low set-up, but a sponge just isn't enough. When I saw this wonky-shaped Mach one, I had to give it a try. I was skeptical because there isn't really any padding, and the shape is so different. However, as soon as I put it on my viola, I noticed a major difference. I no longer need to shift the position of my viola while playing because it stays on my shoulder. The rubberized bottom is comfortable, even thought there isn't any traditional padding on it. It doesn't feel "hard" or like it is "digging in." I was surprised, but I am so happy with this shoulder rest!
Yes | 96 people found this review helpful
Asked On: 12/20/2020
Yep! The "Hook" model for viola is Item# 1370HV M in our catalog.
Yes | 8 people found this question helpful
Asked On: 08/28/2020
Hi Ann, thank you for your question! Yes, this Mach One rest will fit on a 15.5" viola. Let us know if you have any further questions.
Yes | 7 people found this question helpful
Asked On: 09/01/2019
Hello Guadalupe! The Mach One V-16 viola shoulder rest is somewhat middle of the road in height. It maxes out at 2.25 inches tall at the highest curve of the rest, and can be adjusted down about one inch. If you are looking for something more suitable for someone with a long neck, I would recommend either Wolf viola shoulder rest, both of which adjust up to 3.25 inches tall. Let us know if you have any other questions!
Yes | 18 people found this question helpful
Asked On: 11/23/2018
Hello Yelena! Typically, this shoulder rest can adjust for a 15 to 16.5 inch viola. It adjusts from 235 mm (9.25 inches) to 270 mm (10.6 inches) wide, so you can measure the width of your lower bout to confirm if this shoulder rest will fit your instrument before purchase. I hope this helps!
Yes | 33 people found this question helpful