Recommend a guitar chair ?

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Re: Recommend a guitar chair ?

Post by quavers » Sun Mar 20, 2016 1:41 am

I recommend and also use a drummer's throne (throne, really?). In any event, it is very adjustable, the seat resembles a bicycle seat, and it has a low back that provides excellent lumbar support. I have also taken to using a support frame. Most aches and pains that I previously experienced have disappeared. Before changing out my chair and ditching my footstool, I would experience small aches and pains within about ten minutes of playing, now I can go an hour or two. I have to remind myself to get up and walk around after about an hour.

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Re: Recommend a guitar chair ?

Post by TsarL » Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:05 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).
Hello!
Have you received your Guitar Chair yet? I would be interested - and probably not just me - to hear what you think of it.
Best regards,

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Re: Recommend a guitar chair ?

Post by petermc61 » Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:14 pm

TsarL wrote:
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).
Hello!
Have you received your Guitar Chair yet? I would be interested - and probably not just me - to hear what you think of it.
Best regards,
Yes, I have. Truly excellent both ergonomically and aesthetically. Highly recommended.

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Re: Recommend a guitar chair ?

Post by TsarL » Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:31 am

Thank you for the feedback! Great.

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Re: Recommend a guitar chair ?

Post by Lyrebird » Thu Apr 21, 2016 5:39 am

The drummers throne is terrific. I bought one after reading Oski's post. It adjusts to your height, swivels and is very comfortable. In my experience it has been perfect for a bony bottom. :D

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Re: Recommend a guitar chair ?

Post by italian_job » Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:30 pm

ADJUSTRITE Musician's Chair, the they arent exactly cheap but they're fantastic.
I think it's more of a cello chair, but that's what makes it so comfy. It's completely adjustable, you can get the seat to gently slope forward for the best sitting position.
That's how I set it :)

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Re: Recommend a guitar chair ?

Post by spinality » Fri Jun 24, 2016 3:14 am

I use a Roc-n-Soc throne at home. When performing at restaurants and similar venues, where I need an elevated position, I use the K&M 14047B, which is an excellent adjustable stool. On both of these, I use the back support. I have significant back problems, so the quality and adjustability of the back support was critical. I also use an inexpensive Ikea "Franklin" stool as a backup; on that, I had to add cushions to the seat and back to allow me to play my long jobs (often 4+ hours). The K&M is my main seat -- I've been using this same one happily for over five years. It's built like a tank, very stable, quite comfortable. Note that due to my back issues I use a Dynarette cushion and a low footstool on the elevated thrones, a Dynarette and no footstool on the Roc-n-soc at home.

Thanks to the comments about the Adjustrite chair. I haven't noticed this product before and it looks useful. It doesn't have the range of heights that I need for public use, but it definitely has some nice advantages.

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Re: Recommend a guitar chair ?

Post by Nick Clow » Sat Jun 17, 2017 2:57 am

Original guitar chair for sale (Australia on Guitar accessories board:

http://www.classicalguitardelcamp.com/v ... 9&t=113380

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Re: Recommend a guitar chair ?

Post by dgyip » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:07 pm

I recently purchased a Sound Seat guitar chair with the ring and the footrest. I was hoping to use the footrest attachment in place of a foot stool, but just found it to be too shallow to be much use. Overall though, the chair is excellent quality. Originally I intended to use it for a computer chair as well, but I ordered it without the arms and without much back support, I found myself using my office chair. I think if I had to go back in time, I would opt for a normal office chair with reclining arms. Or if you have a dedicated music room, perhaps a guitar specific chair would be appropriate.

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Re: Recommend a guitar chair ?

Post by jhapgood » Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:00 pm

I use a drummer's throne with a backrest, and have adjusted the seat all the way down to maintain a good angle on the legs to keep the guitar in place without sliding away from me. Very comfortable and works well for me.

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Re: Recommend a guitar chair ?

Post by a human » Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:59 am

I use an old office chair without arms that can be adjusted up or down.
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Re: Recommend a guitar chair ?

Post by Ledhand75 » Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:11 am

A big thank you to the members of this forum for bringing the Original Guitar Chair to my attention. I ordered mine on Monday, and received it today. It’s very attractive in Walnut, and beautifully constructed. Most importantly, however, is the degree of comfort and support that it provides. Having suffered with back and neck pain for many years, I am very confident that this chair will bring me much relief. It feels as though it was custom fitted to my body. My practice session tonight was certainly a joy.

I can’t recommend this product highly enough. Allison is a pleasure to deal with, and I felt the price was very reasonable, considering the quality of the product.

Best regards,

Gary

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Re: Recommend a guitar chair ?

Post by Jeffrey Armbruster » Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:21 pm

I've had my Original Guitar Chair for about three years and it's still in perfect shape--so they last well too. I love for all of the reasons that you mention.
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Re: Recommend a guitar chair ?

Post by dwtrux » Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:09 pm

Just another vote of confidence for the Original Guitar Chair and Allison's customer service. I have had my Original Chair for many years. Recently an accident caused the hinged leg to break. I was able to order a replacement leg part from Allison at a very reasonable price and all is well. It is an excellent practice chair.

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Re: Recommend a guitar chair ?

Post by Ledhand75 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:19 am

I might add that the carrying case is highly recommended. I love the chair so much that I bring it with me whenever I play away from home. The case makes this very manageable. It’s very well made and highly protective. A similar bargain to the chair itself.

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