Recommend a guitar chair ?

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Re: Recommend a guitar chair ?

Post by Dirck Nagy » Wed Jan 20, 2016 3:42 pm

Gtrplyr1 wrote:Great suggestions ... I've heard great things about the original guitar chair .... then again Dirck ... where was that dumpster ? : ) Nothing like a bargain !
the dumpster was in Greeley, Colorado. Even if there arent any more chairs, it might be a good excuse for a road trip!
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Re: Recommend a guitar chair ?

Post by bear » Wed Jan 20, 2016 3:53 pm

I have back problems and after many attempts at finding a comfortable chair I've settled on a a straight back wooden chair, It is armless with a high back. I put a gel cushion (from a wheelchair) on the seat. I have a lumbar support ( it was meant to be used in a car - lightweight mesh) with a thick pillow behind it.
It is not a pretty site but it is extremely comfortable.
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Re: Recommend a guitar chair ?

Post by Steve Kutzer » Wed Jan 20, 2016 5:37 pm

Traveller wrote:Here's a vote for the Original Guitar Chair. Well made, comfortable, and great support for your back.
Me too.

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Re: Recommend a guitar chair ?

Post by robert e » Wed Jan 20, 2016 5:48 pm

Dedicated chairs for musicians are sold as "orchestra" or "musician" chairs. They tend to have non-sloping or forward-sloping seats. Check out humaneguitarist (dot) org for info on why that is, and also for a few low-budget solutions.

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Re: Recommend a guitar chair ?

Post by Gtrplyr1 » Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:32 pm

Ok ... think I'm going with the Original guitar chair !

Thanks for the suggestions.

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Re: Recommend a guitar chair ?

Post by Iain » Sat Jan 23, 2016 2:50 pm

Gtrplyr1 wrote:I'm interested in getting a dedicated guitar chair ... anyone have a good experience with one ?
Here's the chair i got a few weeks ago. I'm very happy with it.

its from sound seat.

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Re: Recommend a guitar chair ?

Post by mmapag » Sat Jan 23, 2016 2:56 pm

petermc61 wrote:I just ordered an Original Guitar Chair. I will push my thoughts in a few weeks (2 weeks waiting time then 7-10 days for postal delivery).
I've made something similar from a plan I have. Very comfortable and fairly easy to build. If anyone is interested PM me with your email and I sent you the plan. About $40 worth of materials and a few hours time.
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Re: Recommend a guitar chair ?

Post by Helios » Sun Jan 24, 2016 1:56 am

I use a Gibraltar drum throne (9608). Easy to adjust the height, solid and comfortable.
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Re: Recommend a guitar chair ?

Post by Aucaman » Sun Jan 24, 2016 7:48 am

I've had the Original Guitar Chair for some time now and my lower back thanks me every time I sit and practice/play. The support I get on l my lower back is unsurpassed. The adjust right folding chair did not provide me with adequate back support.
Mathew McAllister tried it when he stayed at my place and fell in love with it instantly. He went back to Scotland with one in his luggage!
A bit expensive? Yes, but compared to the price of Chiropractors, the back pain and fixing distorted vertebrae, it's the best investment I could have possibly made for my guitar endeavors. :bye:

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Re: Recommend a guitar chair ?

Post by Brandon Walker » Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:57 pm

From humaneguitarist:

'Aside: my personal chair solution is to buy an inexpensive, adjustable-height office chair from a office supply superstore. These can cost about $20 (US). I do not install the wheels or the backrest. By sitting on the chair "backwards", I have a forward sloping chair with height adustment. Besides the low cost, this is more comfortable than any thing else I've ever tried. I can sit for hours without any discomfort.'

I think I will try this option. My current stool gives me quite a square backside.

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Re: Recommend a guitar chair ?

Post by Jon Griffiths » Wed Mar 16, 2016 7:52 am

I am sure someone on here made a copy of the original guitar chair and was giving the schematic for it

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Re: Recommend a guitar chair ?

Post by petermc61 » Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:42 am

Jon Griffiths wrote:I am sure someone on here made a copy of the original guitar chair and was giving the schematic for it
Which is a shame given Allison Reynolds is a lovely lady who makes a fine product with her IP. Save up and buy the real thing.

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Re: Recommend a guitar chair ?

Post by eyedoc » Wed Mar 16, 2016 1:26 pm

I love my two original guitar chairs.
A well made product at a fair price considering the quality and durability ,
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Re: Recommend a guitar chair ?

Post by Jeffrey Armbruster » Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:01 am

"Which is a shame given Allison Reynolds is a lovely lady who makes a fine product with her IP. Save up and buy the real thing."

+1. This is a great product designed and built by Allison; I've never seen a bad review. I love mine. She's not exactly minting money on this. I've had mine for two years or so and it looks new; I use it daily.
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Re: Recommend a guitar chair ?

Post by Contreras » Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:19 am

If you're not playing it, put it in the case, not on a chair

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