Which size to choose?: Please see our Sizing Options page
Weight (including magnets): 10.0 oz
This is the more economical version of the Atlas Magnetic Guitar Support. Functionally, it is exactly the same, but the wooden parts of the standard model are replaced with Vydyne, a high quality reinforced nylon that is both strong and beautiful. Sagework guitar supports are symmetrical and work for both right or left-handed players.
Parts Included: Guitar Support, one Internal Magnet Set, Adhesive Strips & Markers, Allen Wrench, & Complete Installation Instructions. (For additional Internal Magnet Sets for additional guitars, please choose from the options below the Add to Cart button.)
Orders outside of the United States: Your country will likely charge you an import duty plus your standard local taxes. If you are not located in the United States, we recommend purchasing from a dealer in your country. CLICK HERE for a list of non-U.S. dealers.
WARNING: Do not use magnetic guitar supports if you have a pacemaker or similar device.
How easy is it to install? - Watch the following video:
Review by Allen Matthews:
Designed and built in USA from domestic and foreign components.
U.S. Patents 8901403 & 8455744.
Formerly known as the "Barnett Umbra"
I just picked up the Umbra Standard to hopefully replace my Ergoplay and I'm really happy with it so far! I've used the Ergoplay for about 13 years and it's been fine, but I really like the adjustability of the Sagework and it's great that it fits so easily in my guitar case. Plus the magnets are just really cool! I'm a 6' tall male, and the standard gives me a range of height/angle that is perfectly suited to me, and maybe even goes a little higher than I would want to go. Yes this is a little heavier than some other supports, but I think that adds to the overall feeling of stability, and we're still talking less than a pound of additional weight. Others have noted that it's a little pricey - it's definitely a little more expensive than some other supports like the Ergoplay and the Gitano, but many other supports out there cost just as much if not more (the GuitarLift or the Murata for example).
I did have a little trouble getting it installed, but only because my guitar has some structural elements inside that made it a pretty tight squeeze to get the magnets correctly in place. However, this wasn't a big impediment, I just had to be extra careful, and the magnet on the upper bout just barely fits between the linings. It's probably not necesary, but I installed some vinyl cling sheets on my guitar where the cork pads touch just for some extra protection.
I still have my Ergoplay and may still use it on my second guitar, but overall I'm very happy with the Sagework and don't think I'll ever switch!
I absolutely love the Sagework Umbra guitar support. I am 5'9" and couldn't decide which size to order so I ordered the standard as well as the short arm. I did this because after reading a few other reviews on here, I was concerned that the standard would be too big. Well...I returned the short arm without ever even installing it. The only time the support feels too big is if I am sitting in a poor playing position in a low sitting chair. This type of position isn't conducive to good form nor playing so it isn't a problem for me. However if you are my size and like to play your instrument while sitting in a chair that sits low to the ground the standard size may very well place the guitar in too high a position to play comfortably. If you sit with good posture and form and you are my size save your money and just buy the standard size. After much research I landed on the Sagework as being the most cost effective option for me as well as the best option PERIOD. The attachment method of other highly rated supports (suction cups) and construction (stamped metal) seems pretty cheesy to me. There is nothing cheesy about the Sagework. The magnets that hold the support on are very strong and the design is beautiful. I've yet to permanently place the magnets inside the guitar so right now i just leave the support on at all times with my guitar hanging on the wall, but once the magnets are installed, removal and installation of the support will be incredibly easy. As I have no real reason to remove the support it will probably just live on my instrument. The support looks great attached to the guitar and if anything adds interest and beauty. I personally love and prefer the all black high quality plastic of the Umbra model although the wood version is also beautiful. Functionally speaking the support is excellent, rock solid, and adjusts in myriad ways. I would definitely recommend (if you can) to put the magnets in your guitar, install the support and just leave it that way for some time before committing to where you want the magnets to be permanently installed. Your search has ended, just buy this one and forget the others even exist because this is the only support you will ever need. In addition to everything I've already said I just want to add one last thing. The support has definitely improved my playing, it puts the guitar in a rock solid position and it just stays there AND your body is happy because your feet are flat on the ground. I love it. And I guarantee if you buy one you will also love it. Thank you Sagework for making such and excellent product!
I was so happy to fold up my footstool and put it away. That and the bolster on my knee. Good riddance! The Umbra has been comfortable from day one, and puts the guitar in a much better position. My first experience with a support and I’ll look no further. Pity I’ve played for 40 years without one.
First, the service was excellent. The product was shipped the same day the order was placed and it arrived in good order.
Second, the support is elegantly simple. The concept is very ingenious. The design and production quality are excellent. The materials are top-notch and will be quite durable. The range of adjustment is excellent.
Thanks for such a great product and buying experience!
I wish there was some way for measuring. I think standard may have been the wrong size. My teacher will help me decide in a week or so.
Will I be able to return for the shorter model?