Thanks, Beth. No, not the Asturias. It's a 640mm German Vazquez Rubio Hauser model. $2-3K more expensive than the Asturias.Beth F-R wrote:Hey, is that your Asturias you're playing? It sounds nice!
I hope your hip feels better soon.
Hi Matt,MattH wrote:Soltirefa,
I came across your thread while looking for thoughts on what a good strap might be. I have an arthritic hip as well (two really, one is worse).I am thinking about using a strap to let me stand or more likely sit on a fairly tall stool, as standing for too long would be a problem. I've been using pillows/dynarette combinations while sitting on the edge of my bed or on my couch.
Have you had any success with any other arrangements or positions?
I'll let you know how my attempt at a strap works out.
I have. Standing puts lots of pressure on my bad hip, too. I prefer walking to standing still. But thanks for the thought.Erik Zurcher wrote:Have you considered playing standing up?
Please try to move a little when you play standing, make like a small steps, this would change pressure all the time and it would not concentrate on certain hip.soltirefa wrote:I have. Standing puts lots of pressure on my bad hip, too. I prefer walking to standing still. But thanks for the thought.Erik Zurcher wrote:Have you considered playing standing up?
Couldn't do that playing classical guitar - the purists would crucify you for having the back of the guitar against your body.jnb wrote:Or for an even more unconventional position http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjX6ErmKY14 (and yes I know it's banjo not guitar but it still seems pretty remarkable to me)