A roundup of classical guitar supports! Actual use ratings, reviews, and features are also explained.

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An essential part of classical guitar playing is the footrest and other supports. While there is no definitive version, there are a variety of products on the market. I’d like to give you a summary of the products I’ve used or researched, as well as reviews of the ones I’ve used.

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Major categories of guitar supports

First, I would like to categorize the guitar supports currently on the market according to their characteristics. The ratings are my own subjective opinion.

TypeProduct namepriceAdjustment of angle, etc.stabilityEase of CarryingEffect on paintingOther
footrestfootrest‘correct’ (when marking)‘correct’ (when marking)De facto, cheap and available everywhere.
Side mount typeGuitar rest (vise)‘correct’ (when marking)‘correct’ (when marking)‘correct’ (when marking)Surprisingly troublesome to disassemble/assemble
Guitar rest (suction cup)‘correct’ (when marking)‘correct’ (when marking)Surprisingly troublesome to disassemble/assemble
Aria Guitar Support‘correct’ (when marking)Cheap, small
Tenuto Guitar SupportGreater adjustment range than Aria
ergoplay‘correct’ (when marking)×Small in volume, but takes up a lot of space as luggage.
SageWork Guitar Supportבcorrect’ (when marking)‘correct’ (when marking)Magnetically attached type
HB Guitar Supportx?‘correct’ (when marking)Guitar support attached to the side with a vise.
HB Guitar Support Light‘correct’ (when marking)Guitar support (small version) attached to the side with a vise
Woodside Guitars Guitar Support‘correct’ (when marking)‘correct’ (when marking)‘correct’ (when marking)An evolution of the guitar rest
De Oro Guitar Support‘correct’ (when marking)‘correct’ (when marking)Leather strap and metal frame for long life.
Back-mounted typeGuitar Lift××Expensive but comfortable to use
guitar folk‘correct’ (when marking)0 ~ ◎Less expensive than a guitar lift, but with less adjustment range.
Koyunbaba.0 ~ ◎×Low-cost guitar lift
Side mount typedynalette××The safest way to affect the paint
Oasis Guitar Support××Low-cost version of Dynaret
G.Prop×בcorrect’ (when marking)Type that can be placed on a V-shaped body
Flatsons FA-80A‘correct’ (when marking) בcorrect’ (when marking)Air-inflated version of Dynaret

This shows the variety of products available. I’d like to add new ones as I find them.

Incidentally, there is another method that does not require a footrest or support:

Introduction to individual products

From here, I would like to introduce the features of each individual product. I’ve also included reviews of the ones I’ve used.

footrest

This is a traditional guitar support. To raise the head side of the guitar higher, place your foot on the platform to raise your left foot.

The advantages areCheap anyway The advantage is that they are cheap. You can get a cheap one for less than 1000 yen. Moreover, you can get them at any music store that sells guitars, not just classical guitar stores.

They come in a variety of materials, from wood to iron and aluminum. The aluminum ones are light and easy to carry around.

Cons.Bad for your back. This is the point. I also hurt my back with it and got back pain and hiccups.

Raising the left leg causes the body to twist, and continuing to do so for a long period of time can cause back pain. However, there are people who get back pain and people who don’t, soBecause of price and availability, first-timers should try the footstool first. I think this is a good idea.

Side mount type

The most common type of support that replaces the footrest is the type that attaches to the side of the guitar. A variety of products are sold.

guitar rest

This is a guitar support device that replaces the traditional footrest. The guitar rest is attached to the side of the guitar with a vise or suction cup. At the end of the bar is a piece shaped like the side of a thigh, which supports the guitar.

It’s easy on your back because you don’t have to lift your legs to raise the head of the guitar. It’s easy on your back.

I used to use it too:

It’s definitelyGentle on your back. so it’s nice. It is also Easy to take apart and carry around .

However, whether it’s a vise or a suction cupYou need to be careful with painted surfaces. However, whether it’s a vise or a suction cup, it’s still a good idea. However, whether it is a vise or a suction cup, I used to use a vise type one on my Celac coated instruments. After a while of use, the pinch marks were left behind. (Small and inconspicuous).

Also, it isDisassembling and reassembling is a pain in the ass. It’s also a bit of a pain to disassemble and reassemble. It takes up an unexpectedly large amount of space when it is still assembled. The height of the guitar can be changed by changing the length of the rod parts, but I was not satisfied with the fact that this rod is rather high.

However, it is a product that has been on the market for many years and has a good reputation among professionals who use it.

Aria Guitar Support

AnywayProducts that emphasize portability This is a very portable product. When folded, it looks like a single piece of wood and takes up very little space. The price is also reasonable.

However, itAdjustment range is narrow I’m not a fan of this type of guitar. Also, the Suction cup type, so be careful with guitars with weak paint It is also a

Anyway, it is recommended for those who value less luggage.

Tenuto Guitar Support

This product is an advanced version of Aria’s guitar support.

Compared to Aria’sThe four suction cups increase stability, and the increased adjustability makes it suitable for a variety of people. The size is comparable. Smaller than Aria’s.

I also used it, and it was good except that the part against my thigh was slippery:

Incidentally, a higher version called Tenuto Pro is sold overseas, but it is not available in Japan.

テヌート・ギターサポート
Tenuto Guitar Support
コンパクトで安心感があります。

ergoplay

This is a type of support that attaches suction cups to each of the two mountains on the side of the guitar.

Instead of attaching it to a small area of the guitar, you can attach it to a small area of the guitar.Mounted on two piles, it provides high stability. The height is adjustable. You can also adjust the height.

The drawback isCannot be folded This is the point. It looks like a single piece of wood in the picture, but it is not. So, carrying it around is a hassle.

There is also a higher version, the Trestle model, which has more adjustable parts.

See also this article for details:

Ergo Play (エルゴプレイ) ギターサポート トレスターモデル
Ergo Play
両方の腕の高さと傾き、さらに吸盤の角度の調節が可能。

SageWork Guitar Support

Barnett(SageWork) Guitar Support

This is a strange kind of guitar support. Instead of attaching it to the side of the guitar with a suction cup or vise, it is attached to the guitar with a magnet.Fastens to the guitar with magnets Instead of attaching it to the side of the guitar with a suction cup or vise, it is attached to the inside of the guitar. Instead of attaching it to the side of the guitar with a suction cup or vise, it is pre-installed on the inside of the guitar. The body also has magnets, and the magnets clamp the sides of the guitar to hold it in place.

It used to be called Barnett Guitar Support.

The part of the body that comes in contact with the guitar is made of paint-friendly material, so it is safe for guitars with weak paint. It has many adjustable parts. It has many adjustable parts and can be folded to make it smaller.

In Japan, it used to be available at the guitar store Caris, but with the closure of Caris, it is now required to be purchased from the official website or from Strings by Mail.

HB Guitar Support

HB Guitar Support

There are two types of guitar supports: the HBLight, which is similar to the Aria guitar support, and the HB, which is similar to the Ergoplay.

Both are not yet available in Japan, but you can buy them from eBay.

Woodside Guitars Guitar Support

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This support is an advanced version of the vise type guitar rest.

The clamp part is slanted so that it can be used on guitars with raised fingers, and the angle of the clamp part can be adjusted more widely than the angle of the bar part.

See this article for more details:.

De Oro Guitar Support

De Oro Guitar Support

No plastic is used at all.Support made of leather straps and metal frame No plastic at all.

This will give it a longer lifespan and a longer use.

The variety of designs is also very attractive.

See the following article for more details.

Back-mounted type

This is a new type of guitar support that has recently emerged. It’s an eye-opening, Columbus-egg concept that attaches to the back of the guitar.

GuitarLift

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This is the first guitar support for the back. This is the first guitar support to be attached to the back of the guitar.Mounted on the flat, large-area back This is the first guitar support for the back.

This makes it possible toA support that is highly stable and has a wide range of adjustment. This has resulted in the following

I’m currently using it too, but the adjustment range is so wide that I haven’t fully adjusted it yet (lol):

Stability and adjustability are good, butThe main body is a large board, so portability is not so good. The stability and adjustment range are good. However, it is a thin board, so if you can put the sheet music in it, you can get by.

(Postscript) The suction cups have been renewed to make it a little easier to carry around.

Also, it is a suction cup type.Be careful with weak paint. It’s a suction cup type.

Guitar Fork

Guitar ForK

This guitar support seems to have been inspired by the guitar lift.

The guitar lift was a suction cup in all four places where it attaches to the guitar.The guitar fork has a stick in the bottom two places plus three suction cups The guitar lift has four suction cups. With the guitar lift, you change the position of the suction cups, but with the guitar fork, you change only the stick.

Compared to guitar lifts, they are less expensive and smaller in size.

It is available at Guitar Shop Aura.

Koyunbaba guitar support

This is a guitar support that can be called a low-cost guitar lift. The price is less than half, which is quite reasonable.

For more information, please refer to the following

Click here for a comparison review with Guitar Lift:.

Side mount type

This type is used on the side of the guitar, not fixed to the guitar. Most of them have no effect on the paint.

dynalette

This cushion is used between the guitar and the thigh.

The part that comes in contact with the guitar is leather, and the part that comes in contact with the feet is non-slip cloth.Safe for painting your guitar. You can use it to paint your guitar.

However.There is no part to adjust, so it may or may not fit your body Some people use a footrest. Some people use a footrest in combination. Some people also use a footrest. Inconvenient to carry as it does not get smaller It’s a good idea.

I used to use it too.

Dynarette/ギターレスト 【ダイナレット】 (大)
Dynarette
こちらの商品は メーカー取り寄せ商品になりま す。

Oasis Guitar Support

It is a low-cost version of Dynaret.

The difference is…I don’t know. Is it that Dynaret’s patent has expired or something?

It is available at Guitar Shop Aura.

G.Prop

G.prop

This is a recently released guitar support.

It is a guitar support that opens in a V-shape, with one side on the guitar and one side on the thigh. It is easy to carry because it folds up, and it is gentle on the paint because it is not attached to the guitar with suction cups, etc.

According to the manufacturer’s website, however, if you put too much force on it, it will change its shape. According to the manufacturer’s website, if you put too much pressure on it, it will change its shape.

The price of over 10,000 yen is also a concern, but I would like to try it once.

Flatsons FA-80A

In contrast to Dynaret, which is inconvenient to carryAir inflation system for easy carrying of the support. This is the first of its kind.

See this article for details.

How do I determine the height and angle of the footrest or support?

This is also a very difficult problem. Please refer to the following article for more information:

Many choices, many preferences.

There are so many options, but there is no definitive version yet.

That’s how different people’s playing postures and physiques are.

I hope you can find one that suits your needs.

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