I owned the SageWorks/Barnett support at one point and I'm pretty confident in saying that the weight of this guitar will collapse the legs if pushed in the wrong direction. Anyway, there is a massive infrastructure inside the body of the guitar, I don't think it is possible to get a hand to the sides.MessyTendon wrote: ↑Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:29 pmIf the bracing inside the guitar doesn't complicate the placement maybe the SageWorks/barnett support would work okay. I also think gasp...maybe consider adding a strap button. The rockers of today are playing 12 -15 pound bricks of alder or ash bodied guitars.
A strap just might work, but even then it's a bit of fuss.
That is very interesting, indeed, and I would try it but I notice that you need a button on the end of the guitar as one of two fixed points and I don’t have a button there. I’m trying to avoid having any holes drilled in the guitar.
I don't have a low enough table that will work but I can guess that dropping the guitar 4-7 inches below the height of my bed will work pretty well, I think. The bed is 24" high.SteveL123 wrote: ↑Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:46 amHave you tried supporting the guitar on a table with phone books + non slip cloth to get a comfortable height and angle playing standing up? Once you find that position, mark it relative to your torso and eye level etc. and that is also the level you want playing while sitting.
A support for sitting, I don't think a tripod stand will work since the wide tripod legs will get in your way. You need something like a cello pole support. I envision 2 Murata supports (just the clamps, if they fit the body depth of your guitar), one on the upper bout and one on the lower bout, the two clamps connected by a plate (piece of rosewood would look nice but any wood would do). Find the center balance point of the plate and that is where the pole has to go. Voila! DIY monster guitar support!
adamjohnson wrote: ↑Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:53 amOne of the more common large bodied guitars is the Guitarrón mexicano, perhaps researching those may provide some clues? I have always seen them played with a strap, but it stands to reason some folk have gone against tradition.
The sitar technique of supporting the instrument is quite comfortable once your knees adapt, takes the weight almost completely off of you and just uses simple leverage. But you need to play seated on the floor and barefoot, which not everyone is alright with. It works quite well with many guitar shaped instruments and really promotes good posture and limbers you up a fair amount.It has been 20 years since I have played a sitar, but I still play in that position from time to time, once you get used to it your body just settles in with out effort.
Haha, I was looking forward to going to gigs with a couple of mattresses. Actually, I think I can achieve the same result by playing on a wide piano bench!Michael.N. wrote: ↑Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:15 amTry a suction cup and the lute/basoon strap idea. If it doesn't work you haven't lost much. If it does work you'd be better off drilling that little hole for an end pin. Ultimately it's the best solution - you won't have to carry a tripodium or a bed around.
Thanks, yes, it is worth an experiment. I found some heavy duty suction cups that have a wing nut on them, perhaps those would be really strong. I could use two in a row.