Guitar Supports: if you could pick only one, what would you use?

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Guitar Supports: if you could pick only one, what would you use?

Post by Scott Phillips » Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:13 pm

I am currently using ergo play supports. I have a Tappert, Troster, and Professional. The Troster is just a little too big, and I’ve been having trouble trying to give it away. It seems to be too big for most people.

The Tappert and Professional both are great, but if I could pick only one, it would be the professional, as it is the perfect height on its lowest setting for sitting cross-legged on the floor, which is how I play most often.

I am also interested in the D’Oro, and Murata experiences from those of you who have them. I really like the Barnett, but my hands are too big to fit in the sound hole, to install the magnet strips. Forum member Peter T permanently installs the magnets for the Barnet Sageworks in his new guitars during the build process.

So, what is your favorite? I have an ergo play child size support on order for my wife, who plays a requinto (she is so tiny) :lol:

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Re: Guitar Supports: if you could pick only one, what would you use?

Post by petermc61 » Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:15 pm

For best sound, the GuitarLift. For overall convenience, the DeOro. I use them both.

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Re: Guitar Supports: if you could pick only one, what would you use?

Post by Steve O » Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:25 pm

Dynarette cushion.

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Re: Guitar Supports: if you could pick only one, what would you use?

Post by montana » Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:33 am

Barnett...sageworks. yes a b%&ch to assemble so find someone with small hands. Well worth it

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Re: Guitar Supports: if you could pick only one, what would you use?

Post by es335 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:22 am

DeOro for me! Most versatile and best suction cups!

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Re: Guitar Supports: if you could pick only one, what would you use?

Post by ElectricLute » Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:25 am

I gave up on supports and use a guitar strap . It's incredibly comfortable .
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Re: Guitar Supports: if you could pick only one, what would you use?

Post by Cincy2 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:12 pm

This choice is more personal than the timeless "spruce or cedar" conundrum. For me, it's the smaller ErgoPlay. I love the fit and the adjustability. No back problems since I started using it.

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Re: Guitar Supports: if you could pick only one, what would you use?

Post by John Oster » Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:18 pm

Sageworks.
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Re: Guitar Supports: if you could pick only one, what would you use?

Post by SteveL123 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:32 pm

I learned a new way to support the guitar..... drum roll..... without a guitar support!!!

It is by far the most comfortable, feels the most natural, does not bother my back one bit. I have a Sageworks support and my "support" w/o a support is better/ more comfortable than the Sageworks. Suffice to say, I have not used the Sageworks since I've learned of this new "method".

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Re: Guitar Supports: if you could pick only one, what would you use?

Post by celestemcc » Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:22 pm

DeOro. Works for me and I like the minimalism. I have recommended Tappert to taller people, though.
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Re: Guitar Supports: if you could pick only one, what would you use?

Post by bauersachs82 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:35 pm

I have a Sageworks, Tappert, and a Gitano. I like the position of the Sagework the most, but it was a big pain getting the magnets installed. The Tappert is a close second. The Gitano is nice but I would never trust completely it if a suction cup failed.

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Re: Guitar Supports: if you could pick only one, what would you use?

Post by joachim33 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:41 pm

I use a footstool. The classical way to raise your classic guitar :)

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Re: Guitar Supports: if you could pick only one, what would you use?

Post by Philosopherguy » Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:27 pm

I really like the Murata guitar support. I find it works very well.

I also have a Dynarette cushion, but I find it slides around on me. I do still use it sometimes though.

They all have their ups and downs.

For absolutely zero chance of damage to a guitar: Dynarette. For adjustability with different accessories: I like the Murata.

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Re: Guitar Supports: if you could pick only one, what would you use?

Post by Scott Phillips » Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:56 am

montana wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:33 am
Barnett...sageworks. yes a b%&ch to assemble so find someone with small hands. Well worth it
Oh I know, I've tried them on a local luthiers creation. He puts magnets permanently in his guitars when he builds them, then sells the support with his guitars.

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Re: Guitar Supports: if you could pick only one, what would you use?

Post by Scott Phillips » Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:04 am

celestemcc wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:22 pm
DeOro. Works for me and I like the minimalism. I have recommended Tappert to taller people, though.
Works great for me. I am 6ft 2in. I recommend the Troester to Yao Ming and Bill Walton. :lol:

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