My hand made guitar support

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Amy Gaudia
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My hand made guitar support

Post by Amy Gaudia » Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:35 am

Hi,
Now that I have completely given up the various experimental foot stools and cushions, I am completely happy with the guitar support style like the Gitano. I bought one and I was amazed at how nice it is to play with better posture and the guitar more stable and a bit more upright. Most importantly, the guitar sounds much nicer and I guess that is because the cushion may have been damping the vibrations. Or maybe I am playing better because I am not fussing with the cushion position.

So I thought it would be fun to make one out of wood and with a better strap than the Gitano strap which looks like a piece of fabric left over from a Halloween costume and is only glued on with a piece a plastic tape covering the shoddy glue job. It was a success and due to some slight differences in my design, it fits much nicer into the curve of my small body guitar. And the cheap suction cups from the local hardware store are way more suctiony!

If my guitar playing ends up a failure, I can just make supports...
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Re: My hand made guitar support

Post by Dave Stott » Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:57 am

Very nice!! Good job!!
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Re: My hand made guitar support

Post by Christopher Langley » Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:01 am

Wow! That really turned out good!
Studying Jazz and Blues now.. So it goes friends. I might make a return to Classical at some point.

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Re: My hand made guitar support

Post by keithwwk » Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:15 am

Great job man. I am curious how you fix the suction cup with screw thru back without protruding out and how you secure the strap at both end.
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Re: My hand made guitar support

Post by fast eddie » Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:41 am

Do the 2 non-suction cup supports scratch the guitar finish?
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Re: My hand made guitar support

Post by Steve Ganz » Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:03 am

Nicely done.
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Re: My hand made guitar support

Post by Amy Gaudia » Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:36 am

Dave Stott wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:57 am
Very nice!! Good job!!
Thank you!
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Re: My hand made guitar support

Post by Amy Gaudia » Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:37 am

Dave Stott wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:57 am
Very nice!! Good job!!
Thanks!
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Re: My hand made guitar support

Post by Amy Gaudia » Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:42 am

keithwwk wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:15 am
Great job man. I am curious how you fix the suction cup with screw thru back without protruding out and how you secure the strap at both end.
I ground the tip off the screw and also tested the depth by sticking a sharp point through to see how far it goes before hitting the screw.
The strap goes through a routed slot and then I sewed it together.
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Re: My hand made guitar support

Post by keithwwk » Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:20 am

Amy Gaudia wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:42 am
keithwwk wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:15 am
Great job man. I am curious how you fix the suction cup with screw thru back without protruding out and how you secure the strap at both end.
I ground the tip off the screw and also tested the depth by sticking a sharp point through to see how far it goes before hitting the screw.
The strap goes through a routed slot and then I sewed it together.
You got talent! Thanks for sharing.
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Re: My hand made guitar support

Post by segobreawill » Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:05 am

Amy Gaudia wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:35 am
Most importantly, the guitar sounds much nicer and I guess that is because the cushion may have been damping the vibrations. Or maybe I am playing better because I am not fussing with the cushion position.
I was thinking about the Dynarette cushion for a long time figuring that I'd make the switch at some point. I didn't take into consideration that it might dampen the guitar sound though? And, I thought that the cushion solved the problem of "fussing around" and that it all fell right into place, comfortably?

Now you got me doubting the cushion. lol And it's crazy the selection of guitar supports that are out there: Which one to choose, and how to choose?

Good job on that support you made, Amy - it really does look good btw :) Just please don't market it and add to the confusion that is already out there with so many supports to choose from! :lol:

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Re: My hand made guitar support

Post by Chuah Hui Hsien » Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:02 pm

It looks cool!

Maybe you should engrave some lovely artwork design on the rectangular flat part, it can sell like hot cakes!
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Re: My hand made guitar support

Post by Rick OH » Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:30 pm

That's a very nice finished product.

I like how the wood compliments the guitar.

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Re: My hand made guitar support

Post by Amy Gaudia » Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:11 pm

Chuah Hui Hsien wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:02 pm
It looks cool!

Maybe you should engrave some lovely artwork design on the rectangular flat part, it can sell like hot cakes!
I am definitely thinking of that. Or wood burning a design on there, or personalize it with a monogram.
Thanks for the nice feedback!
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Re: My hand made guitar support

Post by Amy Gaudia » Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:17 pm

segobreawill wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:05 am
Amy Gaudia wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:35 am
Most importantly, the guitar sounds much nicer and I guess that is because the cushion may have been damping the vibrations. Or maybe I am playing better because I am not fussing with the cushion position.
I was thinking about the Dynarette
I tried the Oasis and the Dynarette. They both still required a foot stool, for me. The material on the Dynarette made little squeaky creaky noises with the slight movement of the guitar pressing onto it.
And I do think that the whole rig with cushion and footstool were distracting me from really playing my best.

Thanks for replying!
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2019 Marcus Dominelli custom small body
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