Dear violinist, violist,
After producing the Mach One Shoulder Rest for about 10 years and believing the ergonomic shape of the rest to be so perfect that there is no room for improvement, I started experimenting again. The result is an elegant, even more ergonomic rest. The new idea is to continue hugging the shoulder as far as possible, creating a slight "hook" on the shoulder side of the Rest. From the start my idea was to create the slimmest Rest ever. I eliminated the thick unsightly foam pads, replacing them with the best quality nubuck leather pads. To my surprise the new rest with "hook" fits so well and since it does not slide off the shoulder, it almost eliminates the need for the leather pad. In this condition the rest is surprisingly only 5.5 mm thick.
The Violin MAH Rest will fit 3/4 and full size violin. The Viola version, MYH, will fit viola (LB 230-266mm).These Rests are individually hand made out of single piece of maple. The production of the original Mach One Rest will continue. The new model is less universal so we recommend trying both versions and then choosing the most comfortable fit. The new models will come in new velvet burgundy colored pouch.
Sincerely, Peter Mach