Paul Cezanne wrote: ↑
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:46 am
Thanks for responding. I had seen your video during my massive search. I almost when and got some fabric to try. But to me, whereas it looks like a great solution for traditional playing position, it didn't look like it would for vertical playing. I would thinking it would want to slip out. Does it? Can you post a photo of the sling with the guitar truly vertical, ala Galbraith?
If that way works it looks way cheaper than my way, more portable, and as I've found out, gives me great flexibility in choosing my chair position!
Using the simple sling, I have played for at least 30 hours in the Galbraith sitting position (guitar neck at > 80 degrees from the horizon). The guitar never slipped out of the sling. Even had it slipped out, my legs would have caught it.
Not that I am so ugly I can't post a picture of my holding the guitar in the vertical position. I simply don't have a tripod. And Charlie, my dog, can't help. The best I could do is to hang my guitar on the sling off a stand.
I made the sling from some clothes line which I bought from a dollar store (net cost about 50 cents for the amount of line used).
The braid-like knitting is purely a gratuitous touch. Two knots are used, i) figure 8 loop, ii) taut-line hitch. Watch this video for more detail:
Hope it helps.
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