LOL ... I can appreciate your concern. The Gitano has 4 points of contact with the side of the guitar when attached, two suction cups and two standoffs made of a similar material. There is about a quarter inch gap between the leg, and the plate that the suction cups attach to when the Gitano is folded. There is actually more air between the side of the guitar and the inside edge of the case than solid metal or rubbery material. I suspect that if an impact were severe enough to cause the Gitano to damage the guitar, it would probably damage the guitar without the Gitano installed as well. Having said that, it's very easy to remove and re-attach the Gitano if there is any concern, and the folded Gitano will fit nicely inside the storage area of the case due to its compact size.Brent Hutto wrote:I'm not trying to be bloody-minded or tell others how to live their life but do I understand correctly that you store, and presumably transport, your guitar with a hard object wedged between one side of the guitar and the side of your case? Isn't that just asking for a larger variant of the dreaded "key crack" in the event of a moderate impact from that direction? And if I picture it aright that's facing "downward" toward the side on which the case lands when you place it on the floor.
No, I'm not comfortable with that concept at all I'm afraid. Obviously the odds of damage are low or people wouldn't do it and lord knows I'm not one to treat a guitar like a baby. But still...Ye Gods!
Can you also fold it and put the guitar away with it attached the way the Gitano works?Eden7c wrote:Just got myself a "Tenuto" slightly smaller than the Gitano (Although I cannot compare, apart from the pictures I saw on the forum of the latter), holds very well, has four suction cups side-by-side in two rows, there is also a hinge mechanism (just a screw really) that lets you angle the holding part on your calf.
What is really nice is that it easily fits in the hardshell carrying case's pocket (inside the case).
Bye, bye stool
Really? My Ergoplay Troster places the soundhole right at the center of my body.Blondie wrote:I find that footstool, dynarette cushion, ergo play, gitano etc all place the waist of the guitar (and centre of the guitar) over your left leg (or right if you wanted to).
I have an orginal Ergo play, which might have something to do with it? I have not used the new designs.GuitarVlog wrote: Really? My Ergoplay Troster places the soundhole right at the center of my body.
Yes it does fold up but my guitar case is just a tad too tight to leave it in place on the body but like I said it fits inside the case folded. The suction cups are easy to remove there are tiny handles just lift them and voilà (see pictures in the pdf below).olarte wrote:
Can you also fold it and put the guitar away with it attached the way the Gitano works?
I could not find a place to buy it or a price... where did you get it and how much did it charge?
Any chance you can lower your seat a bit? That would have the same effect as raising your leg. (An adjustable office chair does the trick for me.)Spektrograf wrote:I've been using the Dynarette, but find that I need to raise my leg by about an inch more (currently using a paperback book) to get it the positioning right.
segoviajr07 wrote:I am a big fan of the Dynarette large cushion, works fine for me, I am 5'10" tall, very proportional (I can usually wear the clothes that they dress the mannequins in at the department stores...)
I have used all sorts of stuff, but everything leaves a mark on your guitar except the Dynarette. I would give it a try and be sure it isn't for you before sticking anything on your guitar and trying to force an instrument into the case with this thing stuck on it.
I am also patiently waiting for an inventor to come up with a Dynarette-sized play on air device like this:
so I can fit it un-inflated in my case.