Peter Mach, maker
of: Violin, Viola
I am a luthier and the originator of the Mach One Shoulder Rest for violin and viola, which I developed in 1997. The original rest is hand carved from curly maple, which beautifully matches the back of the instrument. Every maple Mach One Shoulder Rest is unique, elegant, slim and light.
Many consider the Mach One Shoulder Rest to be the first leap forward since the introduction of the traditional bar-type shoulder rest. My goal was to design a shoulder rest that is so comfortable that you don‘t even notice it‘s there! And my eye for design from my Pattern-maker and Luthier background helped me create not only a fully functional shoulder rest but also a beautiful one to complement the beauty of the violin.
Players love the natural look of the wood and many have noticed that the rest actually improves the sound of their instrument.
The sculptured shape of the Mach One Shoulder Rest molds perfectly to your shoulder. With this ergonomic design you have the option of adding the comfortable suede leather pad.
The Mach One Shoulder Rest features a simple but fully adjustable design (width and height), whose graceful curves complement the instrument. The „S“ shape fits comfortably on your shoulder and minimizes the size of the feet. These are molded from a single piece rubber and have a lifetime guarantee. They will not scratch your valuable instrument.
The Mach One Shoulder Rest has quickly gained international respect and recognition not only because of its functionality, but for its simplicity and elegance.
Ergonomic, lightweight, form-fitting and most importantly so comfortable you won‘t even know it‘s there!
Peter building a Violin. Short video.
Viola mounted with the new V16 shoulder Rest
The Cello and the Bass
have backs of single
piece of curly maple
Two Violins modelled after
Guarneri „il Cannone”
VIOLIN SHOULDER RESTS:
VIOLA SHOULDER RESTS: (CARVED OUT OF WOOD):
VIOLIN & VIOLA WOOD SPECIAL MODELS:
Left-hand model, electronics support
CLAMPING MEMBER (foot):
OTHER MACH ONE PRODUCTS:
NEW: Black rubber non slip pads for violin and viola rests.
How it fits
Caliper over the Cello rib
hight 220, depth 133mm
F Hole Clamps for Cello
A and B Clamps
depth 95 and 120mm
Set of five Clamps
depth 215, 175, 170, 130, 100
C - string extension pro double bass
leather chinrest clamp cover
In my life time I was always involved in tool making, mainly because I like to create something permanent, not a throw away.
As a pattern maker I made tools for a foundry to produce light alloy castings for the Air Space Industry.
After my qualification as a Violin and Bow maker I am building violins, violas, cellos and basses based on a Cremonese way of building.
At last I am designing and producing tools for a Violin maker. Unique tools made for myself and always sharing with my colleagues.
The most useful tools are: purfling cutter, light alloy clamps and the C-String Extension for Double Bass