Mach One Violin Shoulder Rest, Maple

By Mach One

4.1 from 14 reviews
Price:
from £56.40 inc VAT & Free Delivery in the UK
VAT removed at checkout for non UK orders

Purchase options

Standard
3 in stock
£56.40
Hooked
3 in stock
£61.20

Description

The Mach One Maple version is very much as the plastic model but with a longer, hand carved solid maple frame for maximum tonal benefit.

The unique ergonomic design of the Mach One 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.

NB. Suede pad colour is black, grey or beige as available. If you require a particular colour please call us for availability


Specifications

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

Customer reviews:

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Pamela
31/01/2011 12:13
Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Feels light on shoulder and let's music flow.
10 out of 10 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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P
28/08/2011 21:29
Thirsk, United Kingdom

Teacher

A comfortable shoulder rest that works for me
9 out of 9 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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margaret
04/06/2011 14:07
Bridgnorth, United Kingdom

Teacher

A great find
9 out of 10 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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colin
03/05/2013 15:07
Leicester, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Still looking.
6 out of 8 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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David
12/05/2015 11:16
Market Harborough, United Kingdom

Professional

A great find
3 out of 3 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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Galin
11/10/2022 21:14
Bradford-On-Avon, United Kingdom

Beginner

Great choice
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Improves the sound

Cons: Flimsy package

Other: I bought this shoulder rest for my son (grade 8+) following a professional advice. He said it was comfortable and the violin's voice got better and lauder.

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Mick
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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Kitty
29/09/2023 08:49
CRAVEN ARMS, United Kingdom

Teacher

May or may not be suitable

Pros: It's very light and looks good, nicely made.

Cons: Not much padding so not particularly comfortable. It didn't fit snugly on my shoulder and is very rigid with not much adjustability.

Other: Worth trying, it may or may not fit, depending on your shoulder and neck shape. returned for a refund.

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Catherine
28/02/2022 10:35
Dover, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Not for me - returned

Pros: I like the look of the maple and its shape

Cons: I found it less substantial than the Kun Bravo - it came off more often and was less comfortable - I guess the hooked shape will fit some people and not others. I have returned it and am waiting for a refund.

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David
29/09/2021 20:17
Ulverston, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Excellent for stability and long necks.

Pros: Hooked design has stabilised my violin like never before. Feels very secure. No longer lifting my shoulder to hold the violin.

Cons: None

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