The 2 layer design of the AcoustaGrip Concert Master Thick violin & viola shoulder rest features an added 1/2" of thickness for individuals with longer necks or those who prefer more padding. 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. The Concert Master Thick is ergonomically designed and 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 Concert Master Thick attaches with no glues or clamps and helps to preserve and protect the quality and condition of the violin or viola. This model fits 4/4, 3/4 and most 1/2 size violins & violas. 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.