Purdy Bear wrote:
Would a loop strap work, here's one I made for my old Ukulele:
It's pretty easy to make with ribbon and a couple of press studs. I can't use a neck strap as I already have problems with that, and I don't think the Physio would be happy for me to use one.
Looks very cool!
But if I would be one who would want to try guitar with strap and decide if it will be good for me then maybe I'll go to guitar store and find guitar with strap buttons and strap and play with it for a hour, or I'll buy really inexpensive guitar, maybe in pan shop for $ 30 and put strap button on it first.
For myself I found that strap fixed with one button on the bottom of guitar and headstock feels much less convenient and stable than two buttons strap fixing which I recommended in this video: [media]https://youtu.be/TCDT0wvpkKM[/media]
also strap buttons could be installed so accurately that if someone would decide to remove them later there will be almost no visible marks from them (if done properly by luthier or someone alike).
For me strap gives a lot of options, I can stand, walk, sit - in all positions guitar is stable and convenient to play. Strap with the hook fixed on front deck or this nice ukulele strap or even with headstock and button could a bit interfere with sound of guitar because they all provide extra pressure on deck or guitar as a whole. Strap with two buttons should not change sound even a bit because buttons are fixed on thickest and most stable parts of guitar.
But surely, someone with perfect back and health could play sitting for hours... but maybe even for such person there is a limit. Maybe 2 hours a day of sitting (in inconvenient pose in general) is fine - but what about 4 hours? 6 hours? then even player with healthy back could start to experience problems...
And certainly if someone playing 30 minutes - 1 hour a day - then he may go well without worrying of all those things