The "GuitarLift" - FANTASTIC new support device!

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

Post by David Norton » Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:18 pm

Very definitely it can go Left Handed, all it takes is reversing the backboard. The imprinted writing will be reversed as well, but that is unimportant.
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Post by SunnyDee » Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:21 pm

David_Norton wrote:
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Very definitely it can go Left Handed, all it takes is reversing the backboard. The imprinted writing will be reversed as well, but that is unimportant.
Thanks.
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Post by Jeffrey Armbruster » Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:33 am

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Post by Jeffrey Armbruster » Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:23 pm

So this lift has completely replaced my footstool; after four weeks or so I love it. The suction cups don't slip when I'm playing; however, when I put the guitar back on the stand, where it leans back, sometimes after 5 minutes or so the top suction cup(s) will become unstuck. Has anyone else experienced this and if so, what to you do? For the moment I've taken to laying the guitar down on my bed with the lift attached. This solves the problem.
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Post by David Norton » Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:42 pm

As long as all four cups don't come loose, causing it to drop to the floor, reattaching one or two loose ones is a matter of 5 seconds' time.
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Post by Jeffrey Armbruster » Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:00 am

True. I just recently figured this out (I'm slow). sometimes if I leave the guitar on the stand for longer periods, it will drop to the floor. It still only takes about 30 seconds to re-attach completely.

No impact on my guitar's French polish so far.
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Post by pankos » Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:01 am

I have GuitarLift for a half year, and it is great! Very comfortable, stable and no more back pains :) The suction cups are very hard and it never go out during playing.

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Post by MNClassical » Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:15 pm

I also have been using this Lift for 6 months and love it.

I'm 6'1" and had to get the Largest model after trying the Medium. The customer service from Mr. Justen at the company is great!

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Post by Ledhand75 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:31 pm

Thanks for posting about this. I placed an order a few days ago.

An old left knee injury and low back issues make a footstool less than optimal. I’ve tried a Dynarette cushion but didn’t quite care for it. I love the Barnett magnetic support in theory, but have struggled to get it properly installed.

I’m looking forward to trying the Guitar Lift, but do also have concerns about potential damage to my French Polished guitars.

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Post by Jeffrey Armbruster » Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:59 am

"I’m looking forward to trying the Guitar Lift, but do also have concerns about potential damage to my French Polished guitars."

This was also my big concern but after many months of daily use on my French polished guitar there is no sign of any marking or degrading at all. But my polish was very well cured--several years. I read something about recent French polishes being susceptible to marking from suction cups--read it at SBM I believe.
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Post by rojarosguitar » Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:09 am

Thanks for this information... just ordered one...
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Post by Ledhand75 » Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:33 pm

Jeffrey Armbruster wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:59 am
"I’m looking forward to trying the Guitar Lift, but do also have concerns about potential damage to my French Polished guitars."

This was also my big concern but after many months of daily use on my French polished guitar there is no sign of any marking or degrading at all. But my polish was very well cured--several years. I read something about recent French polishes being susceptible to marking from suction cups--read it at SBM I believe.
Thanks Jeffrey. I’m thinking about using it with my beloved 2005 Edmund Blochinger. Since they’re both German, hopefully they’ll get along well together. :wink:

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Post by Jeffrey Armbruster » Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:41 am

Ledhand75 wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:33 pm
Jeffrey Armbruster wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:59 am
"I’m looking forward to trying the Guitar Lift, but do also have concerns about potential damage to my French Polished guitars."

This was also my big concern but after many months of daily use on my French polished guitar there is no sign of any marking or degrading at all. But my polish was very well cured--several years. I read something about recent French polishes being susceptible to marking from suction cups--read it at SBM I believe.
Thanks Jeffrey. I’m thinking about using it with my beloved 2005 Edmund Blochinger. Since they’re both German, hopefully they’ll get along well together. :wink:
Yeah, but what about the French polish? And don't even think about blitzing through any Dowland...
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Post by Ledhand75 » Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:33 am

Jeffrey Armbruster wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:41 am
Ledhand75 wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:33 pm
Jeffrey Armbruster wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:59 am
"I’m looking forward to trying the Guitar Lift, but do also have concerns about potential damage to my French Polished guitars."

This was also my big concern but after many months of daily use on my French polished guitar there is no sign of any marking or degrading at all. But my polish was very well cured--several years. I read something about recent French polishes being susceptible to marking from suction cups--read it at SBM I believe.
Thanks Jeffrey. I’m thinking about using it with my beloved 2005 Edmund Blochinger. Since they’re both German, hopefully they’ll get along well together. :wink:
Yeah, but what about the French polish? And don't even think about blitzing through any Dowland...
Ha...love it! Wasn’t there once a joke about rushin’ Fingers and roamin’ Hands? Ok..better stop. I don’t want to date myself, hijack the thread or get kicked off the board. Thanks for the laugh though :bravo:

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Post by rojarosguitar » Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:56 am

Just arrived ... I'll report!
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