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Mach One V-16 Viola Shoulder Rest

Mach One V-16 Viola Shoulder Rest | 1377VP

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About This Item

Mach One V16: The Ergonomic Shoulder Rest for Violists

The legendary fit and feel of the Mach One in an updated high-tech version. The V16, for viola, has the unique highly-curved shape that so many violists have discovered, but in a more economical and lighter synthetic double-injected version. Firm and comfortable support, with a ridged rubberized material for added grip. Easily washable. Adjusts to fit most violas with a lower bout measuring between 235mm-270mm (9.25”-10.6”). See images for how to measure the lower bout.

Warranty Info

1-Year Limited Warranty
This item comes with SHAR's 1 year warranty covering defects of workmanship or materials. General wear and tear or mis-use are not covered. Non-transferable.

30-Day No Hassle Return Policy
If you are not satisfied with this item for any reason, you may return it for a full refund within 30 days of purchase.

If you have any questions about this product's warranty or to make a return, please contact our Customer Service Department at 800.793.4334 or email us at [email protected]

About This Brand

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!"

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Asked On: 11/23/2018

Would this shoulder rest fit a 15.5" viola?

SHAR Answer:

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!

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Asked On: 11/04/2018

I have a viola with a large lower bout: 272 mm/10.75 inches. Your answer to a question about the size range that this shoulder rest can handle up to 270 mm/10.6 inches, which is close, but a bit less than I need. Is that an approximate or absolute limit? Do I need to just give up on a clip-on style and look for a different style of shoulder rest?

SHAR Answer:

Hello Ellen! With the way that the feet screw into the base of the shoulder rest, it doesn't allow for a lot of wiggle room. It is possible for the shoulder rest to sit a little lower on the lower bout and fit fairly securely, but the width does not stretch over 270 mm. I hope this helps!

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  • Amaro Neto
  • Northport, AL

Asked On: 08/06/2018

Hi, I'd like to know about the maximum lower bout that this shoulder rest can be used. Thank you.

SHAR Answer:

Hello Amaro! This shoulder rest can fit a viola with a maximum lower bout of 270 mm (or 10.6 inches). I hope this helps!

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Asked On: 04/16/2018

What is the difference between this Mach shoulder rest and the other viola model on this website that costs $65?

SHAR Answer:

This V-16 shoulder rest is a very high-quality molded plastic, offering a lower price than the other Mach One rests, which are carved wood. This plastic one is most similar in shape to 1370V, whereas the "hook" models feature more extreme curvature.

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