The "GuitarLift" - FANTASTIC new support device!

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Re: The "GuitarLift" - FANTASTIC new support device!

Post by petermc61 » Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:07 am

Jeffrey Armbruster wrote:Peter which size do you have? I'm 5'9'' with a typical build, I guess. Legs are maybe a bit short. The half above looks less bulky than the larger sizes. I hold my guitar at a 'standard' angle but I don't like the guitar high up on my chest.
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I am 5'10" and I bought the full sized unit. The guitar tends to sit a little higher on my chest than if I use the de Oro. I quite like that actually once you get used to it. I find the left hand position a little more natural.

Having said that, I suspect if I were to buy again I'd buy the medium, or maybe one of each and compare them.

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Post by Monteverde » Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:04 pm

Any updates from those using the GuitarLift on their experience and preferences compared to other supports?

Thanks.

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Post by David Norton » Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:24 pm

I've been using it for about 2 months. One downside, simply because I have short lower legs, is that sitting on a high piano bench doesn't work too well. I end up having too much downward slope on the upper leg for it to feel stable. So I had to revert to borrowing a footstool for that event. Otherwise it works fine.
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Post by Jeffrey Armbruster » Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:15 pm

So where do you buy it in the U.S.?
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Post by David Norton » Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:23 pm

I ordered mine from Germany via their website.
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Post by Monteverde » Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:04 am

David_Norton wrote:I've been using it for about 2 months. One downside, simply because I have short lower legs, is that sitting on a high piano bench doesn't work too well. I end up having too much downward slope on the upper leg for it to feel stable. So I had to revert to borrowing a footstool for that event. Otherwise it works fine.
Hi David --

Thanks for your perspective and guidance; I will keep that in mind as I consider ordering a GuitarLift.

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Post by soltirefa » Wed May 17, 2017 12:17 am

I see this style support in this live performance. It does look very stable, but I find the reflection of the lights in the plastic a bit distracting.

https://youtu.be/LRVa1vJ2hwE

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Post by David Norton » Wed May 17, 2017 3:54 am

It comes in either clear or black plastic. The clear version likely is not as reflective. I've also seen a number of cases where the stage lights reflect off the guitar's finish directly, so there's an element of chance here with respect to light placement v. a flat shiny surface v. the observer's eyes.
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Post by Jeffrey Armbruster » Thu May 25, 2017 2:32 am

I just received the lift an hour ago and so far it's very promising! I was warned not to use the clear adhesive protection pads because they will remove French polish when you take them off. Has anyone not used them and found that the suction cups alone didn't hurt their polish--or did? thanks.
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Post by Jeffrey Armbruster » Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:16 pm

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Post by David Norton » Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:28 pm

I don't use the pad things, no bad effect that I've seen. I've used side-mount suction cups on FP guitars before. Only one had a bad problem, but that was because I "followed instructions" and left the side strap attached while the guitar stayed unplayed in the case for several weeks. So when I eventually tried to peel it off.... Yeah, not pretty.
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Post by Jeffrey Armbruster » Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:29 pm

So after several hours playing with this I couldn't be happier. I could not get a Dynarette or a Muratta to work well enough; I returned to a footstool. Both were fiddly, especially the Muratta which felt perched on a pole and unstable. The Guitarlift looks awkward but it's actually the opposite in use: I forget that it's there. It's highly stable and comfortable. No suction cup failure; seems unlikely. I got a large and I'm glad I did.

Rafael Elizondo is now distributing these in the States. He's great to work with and a fantastic guitarist. He's worth listening to even if you don't want a guitarlift; check him out.
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Post by SunnyDee » Sun Jun 04, 2017 3:58 pm

This looks like it might only work with right-handed guitars. Is it possible to reverse it for left-handed ones?
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Post by Jeffrey Armbruster » Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:31 pm

The suction cups can be removed to adjust the support. I suppose if you flipped them to the opposite surface it would work...my spatial imagination may not be correct here however. Or you could email them.
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Post by SunnyDee » Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:14 pm

Jeffrey Armbruster wrote:
Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:31 pm
The suction cups can be removed to adjust the support. I suppose if you flipped them to the opposite surface it would work...my spatial imagination may not be correct here however. Or you could email them.
I have, thanks.
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