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Mach One Violin Shoulder Rest, Maple

By Mach One

4.3 from 8 reviews
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Standard (illustrated)
4 in stock
Hooked version
3 in stock


As plastic model but with hand carved solid maple frame for maximum tonal benefit. The unique ergonomic design of the Mach 1 gives a very secure location which will suit those who like an accurate fit. Also available as a hooked version, which has extra curvature for additional anchorage over the shoulder.


  • Fully adjustable for height.
  • Suede leather padding.
  • An ergonomic design which gives a securely located feel.
  • Standard or hooked version

Customer reviews:

Rating Summary
31/01/2011 12:13
Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Feels light on shoulder and let's music flow.
9 out of 9 found the following review helpful

Pros: It is light and contorted to fit shoulder very well. As it is made of wood I feel it does not disturb the flow of vibrations like metal and plastic.

Cons: It slips off quite easily.

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04/06/2011 14:07
Bridgnorth, United Kingdom


A great find
8 out of 8 found the following review helpful

Pros: I tried this as soon as it arrived, expecting it to take a while to get used to the feel of it, but immediately I noticed a difference in the tone of my violin. It gave me much more freedom in my left arm allowing it to come across the body far more easily so that I could produce a full tone when playing high up the strings. It is light and attractive

Cons: I havent come across any yet.

Other: I was dubious about spending so much on a shoulder rest but I am so glad I did.It's good to have an accessory made and designed to a similar standard of craftmanship as an instrument.

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28/08/2011 21:29
Thirsk, United Kingdom


A comfortable shoulder rest that works for me
6 out of 6 found the following review helpful

Pros: The contours seem to fit well with the shoulder making it instantly 'comfortable'. Having a suede finish also stops any feeling of slipping so increasing a feeling of security. Although the security feeling is strong, it does not feel rigid and you are able to move the shoulder and arm very flexibly giving a good sense of freedom.

Cons: The maple version is expensive - but I used the cheaper, plastic version first while I decided whether or not I liked it enough to make it a permanent change. Deciding to pay the extra for the maple was because, like most plastic rests, after a time there is a tendency for the feet/legs to bend outwards so the rest starts to fall off more frequently.

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12/05/2015 11:16
Market Harborough, United Kingdom


A great find
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: I have succeeded in finding comfort without using a foam-padded rest. The unexpected bonus is that my violin sounds better than ever before and the maple version is both attractive and lightweight.

Cons: The only way to stop the Mach One from slipping is to set it up for a very tight fit. So far the instrument has not shown any new marks, but fitting this rest does take a bit longer.

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30/12/2014 14:25
Chichester, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Top quality
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Beautifully made and nicely shaped to fit the shoulder. A slight improvement on the non-hooked version. Also looks good.

Cons: For me this was a bit too narrow, so wasn't the most comfortable or secure rest I have tried.

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03/05/2013 15:07
Leicester, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Still looking.
2 out of 3 found the following review helpful

Pros: Attractive to look at.

Cons: I found the width (3mm) too narrow for comfort. The height adjustment screw at one end far too slack. A metal sleeve would probably have been better. Considering the price not particularly impressed.

Other: I have a collection of 5 shoulder rests none of which are 100% satisfactory. I think I need one to be tailor made to suit me. Am I alone ?

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02/01/2017 14:23
Gloucester, United Kingdom


Great purchase

Pros: Very comfortable. I had the original for years but this one really has freed up my arm. I would highly recommend it.

Cons: Nothing

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06/06/2013 19:31
London, United Kingdom


Mach One Review
1 out of 2 found the following review helpful

Pros: Definitiely improved sound compared to my old shoulder rest. Aesthetically pleasing to look at.

Cons: Less flexible than my old shoulder rest and still a tendency to slide off (though that's probably as I am gripping far too hard whilst playing!)

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