My hand made guitar support

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Amy Gaudia
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Re: My hand made guitar support

Post by Amy Gaudia » Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:20 pm

fast eddie wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:41 am
Do the 2 non-suction cup supports scratch the guitar finish?
No. They are just little rubber bumpers
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Re: My hand made guitar support

Post by Amy Gaudia » Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:31 pm

Steve Ganz wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:03 am
Nicely done.
Thanks for the compliment!
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Re: My hand made guitar support

Post by Amy Gaudia » Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:33 pm

Christopher Langley wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:01 am
Wow! That really turned out good!
Glad you like it! It was a fun challenge...
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Re: My hand made guitar support

Post by celestemcc » Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:49 pm

Great job! Looks really nice. Is it height/angle adjustable? Great work!
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Re: My hand made guitar support

Post by Amy Gaudia » Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:15 pm

celestemcc wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:49 pm
Great job! Looks really nice. Is it height/angle adjustable? Great work!
You adjust height/angle by where you place it on the guitar, same as the Gitano and Tenuto brands. I have a small body guitar, and so the amount of area for sticking it on is small, but I still have room for some variations in where i place it.

The hardware store suction cups that I am using are very nice because they will still stick even over a slight curve.
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Re: My hand made guitar support

Post by marvluse » Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:50 pm

Nicely done, Amy! A nice bit of woodworking, something I have always enjoyed. And a clever design as well. :)

I guess I am old school and lazy, though. After all these years I have ditched the footstool for the flamenco approach, no supports, legs crossed, easy and sleazy, the guitar held almost horizontal most of the time. I guess I am lazy, but I not longer seek perfection, just enjoyment. :D
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Re: My hand made guitar support

Post by Amy Gaudia » Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:19 pm

marvluse wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:50 pm
Nicely done, Amy! A nice bit of woodworking, something I have always enjoyed. And a clever design as well. :)

I guess I am lazy
I have a lazy streak in me too. I had fun building my first 3 guitar supports, but now it seems like too much work and I'm too lazy to go get the right tools that would make it easier... go figure
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Re: My hand made guitar support

Post by Marshall Dixon » Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:48 am

Amy Gaudia wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:35 am

...If my guitar playing ends up a failure, I can just make supports...
Ingenious device.

It only makes sense that the cushion would cause damping. The increased resomance caused by holding the guitar against a wooden support can be heard readily.

Be careful about removing those suction cups. Slide them off as opposed to prying them up. I've know it to happen where the sides cracked when removing the things with a lifting action.

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Re: My hand made guitar support

Post by Amy Gaudia » Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:25 am

Well, I basically stole the Gitano concept !

But wow, that is scary about the suction being able to crack the sides. I am definitely going to reexamine this project as well as my use of suction cups. I don't think they slide... I'll try it though
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Re: My hand made guitar support

Post by Mollbarre » Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:38 am

Good job Amy!
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Re: My hand made guitar support

Post by kirolak » Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:26 am

That is very impressive. . .I am going to try to copy your design, if I may?

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Re: My hand made guitar support

Post by Marshall Dixon » Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:26 pm

Amy Gaudia wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:25 am
Well, I basically stole the Gitano concept !

But wow, that is scary about the suction being able to crack the sides. I am definitely going to reexamine this project as well as my use of suction cups. I don't think they slide... I'll try it though
"Good artists copy, great artists steal."

The guitar I saw this happen to was a thin walled cyprus model without any interior side reinforcement. It was not pretty.

People climb skyscrapers using suction cups.

Looking at your device, you will break the seal by lifting the edge of the suction cups with the tabs provided for that purpose.

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Re: My hand made guitar support

Post by Amy Gaudia » Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:30 pm

Yep... and it does work well
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Re: My hand made guitar support

Post by SteveL123 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:00 pm

Marshall Dixon wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:48 am
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It only makes sense that the cushion would cause damping. The increased resomance caused by holding the guitar against a wooden support can be heard readily.

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Agreed! Any suction cup attachment to the sides or back (like the Guitar Lift) would cause damping. The only attachment method with no damping would be the method used in a violin shoulder rest. I am going to try to make a guitar support by borrowing ideas from the violin shoulder rest and the Guitar Lift (minus the suction cups on the back).

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Re: My hand made guitar support

Post by Amy Gaudia » Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:01 pm

kirolak wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:26 am
That is very impressive. . .I am going to try to copy your design, if I may?
Yes! definitely!
1992 Martin 00016
2016 Pono ULN-30 (nylon string Terz guitar)
2019 Marcus Dominelli custom small body
https://youtu.be/8-tXOXd8gco

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