Has anyone here used a Mirata guitar support? No suction cups and no magnates. Just don't over tighten it, right? Any finish damage with nitro lacquer? His one looks like the best of the 3 worlds to me. What are your experiences with this support, and what length rod would a 6 foot two guy need for this rig?
I used a Murata for about 2 years before being converted to the Barnett support. I did like it, and I never had any damage to the French polished guitar that I was using it on. Certainly only tighten it enough to where it stays on securely. I'd imagine that lacquer will hold up just fine. For the length of the rod, it depends on what sort of angle you like to play at. I'd recommend getting a few different length poles to see what you like. I used the 5 and 7/8th " pole on it at a 5' 11" height.
Postby Jeffrey Armbruster » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:38 am
Yes, I emailed strings by mail, and they discouraged the idea of putting Kling-on or anything like it between the clamp and the guitar.
However I've been using a Murata now for several days on my French polished spruce top guitar, and have no scuffs to show. I'm really liking this support! I get a slightly higher angle that's more solid than just using a foot rest. The first position portion of the neck is slightly further away from my left shoulder, and the upper positions are closer. I'm quickly adjusting and like this. Also the Murata allows some forward and backward motion of the guitar that feels natural. I went back to my foot stool and already it felt strange.
If you experiencing murata base slippery from lap issue, you can paste two big rubber 3M dampper (grayish color) underneat the base. Very effective. That will not damage the red layer underneat. No worry.
Antonio Picado Model 60 Spruce 2017
Esteve Mod 1.4ST Spruce 2003
Ryoji Matsuoka M20 Cedar 1978
M.Sakurai No.5 Cedar 1976
It took some work to cement part of an Oasis Grip Strip onto mine.
Your solution is much better.
keithwwk wrote:If you experiencing murata base slippery from lap issue, you can paste two big rubber 3M dampper (grayish color) underneat the base. Very effective. That will not damage the red layer underneat. No worry.
I've been using a Murata for several years; absolutely no marks on my guitar.
I replaced the rod that comes with it with an aluminium tube from a DIY store which I cut to the exact length I needed (about 6 inches, 15 cm) and bent slightly (about 15 degrees) to give the guitar a better position.