AcoustaGrip Protege Charcoal Shoulder Rest
Violin & Viola Rests & Pads
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The two-layer design of the AcoustaGrip Protégé Charcoal is a key feature. One layer is made from special acoustical materials, delivering enhanced sound and ultimate comfort. The other layer is unique as it attaches simply with air to the back of your instrument using micro-air technology. Its ergonomic design sets the violin's position at the most favored angle for sound projection and ease of performance. No more sores, marks or shoulder pain.
The Protégé Charcoal attaches with no glues or clamps, helping to preserve and protect the quality and condition of the violin or viola. The 1697 ‘Napoleon' Stradivarius and the 1778 ‘DeLay' Guadagnini enjoyed AcoustaGrip for many years. Both instruments were acclaimed for their condition and set world record sales prices.
The AcoustaGrip is a non-clamping, non-stiff and non-muting shoulder pad lift accessory; It does not clamp onto the instrument, as clamping mutes and diminishes the wood's vibrations. It provides an comfortable ergonomically designed cushion that fits between the instrument and the shoulder of the musician that will not fall off and sticks to the instrument without glues.The AcoustaGrip will not dent, scratch, or damage the sides, back or any part of the instrument. It can be removed and replaced again and again and is easily cleaned with a wet paper towel if needed.Many find it also lessens and may diminish the musicians sores and markings on their chin, neck and collarbone, as it allows constant freedom. It stores easily in the instrument case. The AcoustaGrip increases the volume of sound, adds better quality and increases the production of overtones.